Seth Parker Woods: Music as Choreography

Playing an instrument is, among other things, an action. At a fundamental level, a performance involves a sequence of purposive gestures—a set of intentions embodied in certain movements of the body directed toward the...

Irving Fine’s Twelve-tone Neoclassicism

Mid-20thcentury art music in America was largely dominated by twelve-tone composition. Other types of music were being composed, neoclassicism among them, but in the postwar years it was serial and other forms of composition...

Viola & Electronics: The Voice of a Hybrid Being

Although traditionally used to fill in harmonies or double melody lines, the viola has become increasingly prominent as a solo instrument in modern and experimental settings. Part of its appeal is the relative salience...

Notes on Field Recording

(My recent work on Doubting All Things Aligned, a collaboration with Chris Lynn that combines field recordings with composed and improvised music, stimulated these thoughts on field recordings—the part of the collaboration I was...

Gato Barbieri (1932-2016)

Although probably best known for his soundtrack to the 1972 Bernardo Bertolucci film Last Tango in Paris, tenor saxophonist Leandro “Gato” Barbieri, who died on April 2, was an innovator in fusing elements of...

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