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In Absentia

21st
Oct. × ’11

Still alive, but only barely. Posts about exciting things upcoming, but first you should come and hear me and the rest of the Fifth Floor Collective tonight at 8 PM at the Boston Conservatory! I’ll be performing two movements of Andrew Paul Jackson’s In Absentia for soprano and mixed ensemble. Dude just keeps writing me […]

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Confessions of a Pit Fighter

14th
Apr. × ’07

As a guitarist a block away from perhaps the largest concentration of guitarists I’m not exactly swimming in gigs. So my recent less-than-triumphant return to the role of pit musician for a student-directed production of Floyd Collins at the Conservatory, while clearly not the best choice considering the docket I’d already accumulated, was a welcome […]

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A Musicologist’s Life For Me

6th
Apr. × ’07

(A note: The past two weeks certainly have happened. I’ll probably be blogging things that happened during them in reverse order.)A couple months ago I was reading Dial M for Musicology, a favored blog o’ mine, when I noticed one of the links was a different color than the rest of them.In a proper and […]

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BoCo New Music Festival 2006: Finale

25th
Nov. × ’06

I suppose it wasn’t such a bad idea to let the all the concerts congeal a little bit before wrapping everything up. My initial underlying bitterness of a new music festival celebrating a composer who died 60 years ago as mellowed some. A festival celebrating a currently active composer, say Michael Gordon or even the […]

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BoCo New Music Festival 2006: Day 4

24th
Nov. × ’06

Sorry about the delay, you all knew it was going too well and that I was going to fall off the wagon eventually. Anyway the final night of the new music festival featured conductor Eric Hewitt and his White Rabbit ensemble. Just like the festival openers the Argento Ensemble, these are guys who are actually […]

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BoCo New Music Festival 2006: Day 3

19th
Nov. × ’06

Last night was the Ludovico Ensemble, TBC’s student-run new music group, chance to expound on the lasting tendrils of Webern’s influence. The theme of “Brevity, Quietness, The Aphoristic” seemed even a little more tenuous than the Argento Ensemble’s proposal. (Also, aphoristic? Aphoristic music? Apparently this is also the New Words Festival.) This program was built […]

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BoCo New Music Festival 2006: Day 2

18th
Nov. × ’06

Yesterday was a grab bag of TBC students and faculty performing a similarly mixed selection of works from the Second Viennese School (also Henze). My knowledge of this school is pretty weak, but way better now after these concert. I’m not sure how often all three of these d00ds (Schoenberg, Webern, Berg) are put on […]

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BoCo New Music Festival 2006: Day 1

17th
Nov. × ’06

I’m going to try and blog every day of the new music festival here. It’s probably not going to work out, but that’s okay. That’s going to mean two posts tomorrow, one for the festival and one for the tournament. (One day left until the bodies are swept away! Vote early, vote often.) The festival […]

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Bad at Concentration

14th
Nov. × ’06

A thought I had, what if everyone dedicated themselves to their craft the way that musicians have to? Do accountants go home and study financial law, learn new software, that sort of shit? On the flipside, I support there aren’t really rockstar accountants.Sound Effects (the Globe’s music blog) mentioned a couple days ago that everyone’s […]

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