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Richard Friedman

Still, he plays too much Meredith Monk. Never could see or hear what was with Ms Monk. And the Ashley operas is getting on my nerves.


Aw, I beg to differ. The Ashely operas Dust and Private Lives have been spellbinding, while some of the instrumental pieces have been a bit over-the-top difficult to listen to. Not exactly what you want to or can listen to at work!

More broadly, Meredith Monk does incredible vocal things. Tastes may differ, of course, and do! I look forward to more of her material, but mostly I'm fascinated by the music "that goes nowhere," as he says somewhere in his writing. John Luther Adams, that was great. Charlemagne Palestine, wow, I learned a lot.

And that's the point. I learn a lot while listening to his station, and have picked up on many pieces I never would have considered listening to. If it were a podcast, it might be easier to listen to, but such is life

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