Beyond All Reason

Today is a birthday – Elliott Carter marks the end of his 101st year of being alive and embarks on the 102nd. The mind boggles, reels and does a Morris dance.

His catalogue shows six works completed after he turned 100. People, there will never be anyone like this again. Looking forward to hearing more premieres!


I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.