The blank staff paper

I never, ever write music by hand. Never. So imagine my surprise this last summer when my new Alarm Will Sound piece began on a scrap of paper.

April 22, 2012

John Cage and “specific things, beings or events”

Cage’s music often demands more from performers than simply learning the notes and rhythms. In the case of Atlas Eclipticalis the notation is unique leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

March 13, 2012

The way we name music (and babies) now

When it comes to naming music and babies, I feel like it takes a brilliant linguist or a sort-of-crazy-person to do something truly original.

October 28, 2011 | ,