After Nemo

I really don’t need to be buried under anything else at the moment, although my little girl has been desperate to build her first snowman, so things may work out for her this weekend. I can’t make this, but I want to point your attention to a new composer-run music organization, Index O. Their opening concert was an evening of the music of Jürg Frey, who I knew nothing about, and it will go down as one of the notable events of the year. They’re following that up with a fundraising even in Brooklyn Heights this Sunday, 8pm (details here), $20 gets you new music and what appears to be homemade food and beer(!!!!). The money goes towards producing their debut recordings. If you can’t show up for the fun, they have a Kickstarter campaign going, so give a little if you can. Believe me, every little bit 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.