26 October 2023
Yesterday at Oktaven Studios in Mount Vernon, New York, Cygnus recorded Martin Boykan’s “Diptych” and Richard Festinger’s “Hidden Spring”.
Some notes on Boykan, HERE. Those comments mostly about …
24 September 2023
Taking up Bowery Haunt again with Oren Fader has led to a continual stream of quiddities emerging from the experience of the music. Talking about them makes them seem abstract, but these are visceral. I am only interested in the visceral – what …
20 July 2023
Composer Frank Brickle shares his thoughts about Scott Johnson
Frank Brickle was always less pig-headed than I was. Frank was an early advocate for Morton Feldman within certain cirlces in which and at a time when Feldman was a hard sell. He advocated …
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
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 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 …
4 November 2021
Agustín Castilla-Ávila’s “True Love is Not a Flower”
Agustín Castilla-Ávila’s music often sets into motion something that I’ve come to think of as instrumental …