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György Ligeti: Atmospheres

This is day twelve of the A-toZ Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) during the month of April. During this month, I am curating a collection of “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers (to me at least).   285 more words

Stanley Kubrick

Musical Growing Pains: An Open Letter

Thank You, Mr. Michael Lewanski.

If you were in the DePaul University Concert Hall on Thursday night, you have already heard those words.

I had an amazing, eye-opening, painful, frustrating experience preparing that concert, and I thought it came off really, really well, and I thought we really showed Chicago that DePaul University is the place to be for new music, and that the level of the musicians here rivals that of Northwestern, and many conservatories across the US. 612 more words

Ligeti: the Anti-Brahms?

So I do this thing where I drink too much, and then I start talking about Ligeti. And it’s really not conducive to having friends, especially friends who aren’t musicians. 232 more words

i don't know what's going on

This is not unusual in a broader sense.

But lately i’ve been immersing myself in avant grade music – and i’m digging it.  It may be a natural extension of the amount of Zappa I’ve been listening to,  but I’ve picked up a few albums/CDs on a recent spree at… 74 more words