Ahead Of The Curve

It’s not a specific goal of mine, but I do find myself frequently ahead of the curve. Maybe you read my original article on Kraftwerk, which goes back a few years. And now the Museum of Modern Art is following up the bands series of shows with four weekends of DJs in tribute to the band: first up, of course, is Africa Bambaataa. That $10 ticket gives you three hours of classic music and a classic experience, and if turning you onto that has value, and especially if the cultural and aesthetic context I’ve offered has value, please donate. Spring fundraising continues, and every little bit that trickles in helps.


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.