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Conference Call

Submitted by Andy on Tue, 09/01/2009 - 19:34

This last period of radio silence has been filled with all sort of interesting foibles which will hopefully make for some good writing.

The most pressing of these foibles is that I am presenting my paper "A Postminimal Analysis of Julius Eastman's Crazy N***er" at the 2nd International Conference on Music and Minimalism at UMKC this Thursday at 5.

Prick Up Your Ears

Submitted by Andy on Sun, 01/27/2008 - 18:36

A number of you might be familiar with social-listening site last.fm, as you can see on the right sidebar I've been exhibiting my bizarre listening habits for quite some time now. However for the most part it has lagged behind quasi-competitor Pandora in most of the circles I roll in. Both provide essentially the same service, offering new music based on music you already enjoy.

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To Raise My Cup Artfully

Submitted by Andy on Mon, 10/08/2007 - 09:47

Through black magick or some such other voodoo the Boston Conservatory got a number of tickets to last Thursday's opening of the BSO, one of which I promptly scooped up. This seemed more exciting than normally getting free tickets since I had always been led to believe that Opening Night of a major orchestra was Sort Of A Thing. I haven't had much interaction with the Society portion of the classical music scene, and while I'm a great fan of pretension I was wondering whether I was getting in over my head. Would someone be wearing opera glasses, or a solid gold pince-nez?

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Tasty Tunes

Submitted by Andy on Tue, 06/05/2007 - 21:00

A comparison between food and music isn't really groundbreaking, Soho did a bit on composer recipes a while back and the Dial M gents are compiling a collection of musicological cocktails. My attempt won't be as clever or utilitarian as either of those, but I got thinking when I read a blog post from chef Bob del Grosso about an article from the Guardian's art critic.