"i always believed that this opera should be subtitled music for acid trips, but that’s only because i heard einstein on the beach for the first time on a hit of windowpane. i thought the stereo was going to start flying, seriously."
"Aside from being among the most powerful statements in the history of recorded music, Miles Davis' 1969 Bitches Brew LP also stands as a testament to the incredible editing work of the album's producer, Teo Macero."
"Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the French pianist noted for his championing of contemporary repertoire, will focus on the music of Ligeti, Stravinsky, Carter, Bartók and Eötvös during his first season as music director of the Ojai Festival in southern Califor
trin/tsr - You are Berg's masterful first opera, "Wozzeck", op. 7, a
tragic and expressionistic tale of a soldier who goes mad and kills his
mistress due to the lack of power and wealth. Society done did him
aworks operational note: typepad + del.icio.us + google web accelerator = argh. Also, traffic between Palo Alto and Menlo Park this evening was gridlock; the worst since the Quake of '89. The music of Lou Harrison has cheered me up, though.
"The company has created software that can reproduce every note from scratchy, decades–old recordings, exactly as they were originally made — replicating the original pedal, damper and key positions on an actual, albeit automated, piano,"
'Wouldn't it be kind of cool to be able to tell them "This next piece is really difficult. It scares me a lot. I have this exposed part and sometime that first note ... well ... I'm always worried that it won't come out!"
"Kyle Gann regards Schönberg, the originator of the twelve tone concept, as a vastly overrated composer and his and his friends’ and disciples’ work as at best a moderately interesting academic curiosity. Eric Raymond and the Pope blame him..."
"The Prime Minister has only ever
known how to play four notes -- flattery, denial, sanctimony and
outrage -- but he works them into symphonies. He's a minimalist genius.
The Philip Glass of Canadian politics."