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The Volans Speech

22 August 2016
above: composer Eleanor Cory It’s here: https://www.cmc.ie/features/if-you-need-audience-we-dont-need-you Enthusiastically in agreement. One difference: Short works are ok. Regarding young composers, RSF has taken risks on behalf of young …
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Milton Babbitt and the Erotics of Inversion

14 May 2016
There were many things I’d hoped to accomplish before Milton Babbitt’s 100th Birthday. This is another thing that didn’t get done. Babbitt & The Erotics of Inversion This piece began as a lecture at the Universidad Veracruzana in …
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Bethany Beardslee Winham's upcoming memoir

28 April 2016
The clipping above is from a Newseek article that covered Bethany Beardsley Winham’s premiere of Vision & Prayer in 1961. “I don’t think in terms of the public. Music is for musicians. If the public wants to come along and study it, …
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An American Wonder: Arlene Zallman

24 April 2016
Arlene Zallman’s Wikipedia Entry Her work is powerful, striking, perhaps even a bit eccentric. Interesting to note some jazz people getting behind her work, and I have to agree with the superlatives–what an ear! What good sense to study …
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Andrew Imbrie's *Adam*

5 February 2016
Andrew Imbrie is one of the precious few great American composers, and we have to thank Anthony Korf, George Rothman, Harold Rosenbaum, Riverside Symphony, and the New York Virtuoso Singers for championing Imbrie last night with a performance of a …
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21st Century Music

19 October 2015
We are now mostly homophonists improvising primarily with a few big unordered collections of pitches–diatonic & octotonic, whole tone & chromatic hexachords. We are all tired of anything that moves like a row. We are tired of being …
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Meet The Post-Maximalists

20 July 2015
About the Post-Maximalists They love the Minimalists & the Post-Minimalists. But they love doing stuff. The 20th C. is the Burgess Shale of compositional techniques. from Wikipedia on “Burgess Shale” “Stephen Jay Gould’s …
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