22 May 2023
Dina Koston, founder of the RSF, complained about neo-romantic music. The phrase I remember her using was “warmed-over Schumann”. But that was directed at other names, not at Del Tredici.
I was surprised to learn that she programmed the music of …
22 May 2023
Trickters Picaros and Del Tredici’s Herrick
Some picaresque resources
Access to the Picaresque, roughly from more probable to less probable —
Rocky and Bullwinkle
12 February 2022
Frank Brickle is now, I believe, working on setting The Compete Poetical Works of TE Hulme. This is a worthy project that must be seen to completion.
One of the features that webmaster Marc Wolf set up on this blog is “categories”. One …
16 January 2022
Bernofsky & Walser
–Clairvoyant of the Small–
The Life of Robert Walser
By Susan Bernofsky
Susan Bernofsky’s biography beautifully captures the sweep of Walser’s crazy life, despite gaps with scant records of his …
17 November 2021
I do best when I sprint. Revisions can lead to sprawl.
Beethoven is on a ship to Boston, commissioned by the Handel & Haydn Society.
We are asked to entertain the hypothetical together; the reader is consulted with regard to some particulars.
10 June 2021
18 Tone Music
Homage to Eugene Lee
It’s like that unsettling scene in 2001 with anachronistic household items.
Our perception is of a definite beating pattern, a beating pattern alien to 12-EDO, but occasional resolutions to something comforting …
9 March 2021
Do you like your authenticity plain or with tinctures?
–spices, bitters, memories of ornamentation, of styles?
—As always—click and listen. Don’t read!—
Above–a Bernard Maybeck building. Maybeck’s work …
12 November 2020
Flat Earth & Aggregates
(wonky, for musicians, but not wonky enough for theorists)
In the early 16th Century Magellan circumnavigated the globe. At around the same time, musicians navigated the circle of fifths. During the few moments when the US …