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
22 May 2023
Thanks, Liz Thomson, co-founder and Director of The Village Trip, together with Cliff Pearson, for helping me clarify the provenance of Herrick’s Oratorio.
Fr. Graeme Napier, Rector of St. John’s in the Village, hoped to commission a mass …
1 July 2022
RSF commissioned David Amram to set two poems by his old friend Jack Kerouac, celebrating the Kerouac Centenary, scored for voice and two guitars.
Hear them on September 10 at St. John’s in the Village, an opening event for The Village Trip. They …
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 …
23 January 2022
CompCord at Drom
Details will be provided shortly. Many details need to be filled in.This was a memorable concert. Please look out for further activities of Composers Concordance.
DROM is close enough to the Magic Theater of Steppenwolf. It’s in …
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 …
23 November 2021
A modernist composer joined a music composition faculty, but not without first being interviewed by a minimalist already on the faculty.
–We understand you’re a modernist and we’re OK with that.
–Thank you …
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.