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Coming Soon to Quarantine Hall

Out of necessity (and not a little desperation) I’ve caught three live-streaming/no-audience concerts over the last week or so, and each one has been excellent.

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Music

Friday Night in Quarantine Hall

Third Coast Percussion is playing live in Chicago, 7:30pm Can Sophie talk? (8:30pm EST). Program: Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet Gemma Peacocke: Death Wish David Skidmore: Don’t Eat Your Young David Skidmore: Take Anything You Want David Skidmore: Torched and Wrecked Join the concert via this link, and consider donating to the ensemble.

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Miles and Miles and Miles

Of late I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of being able to talk about his legacy, and Bitches Brew.

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Books Meta

Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

Don’t just read about the apocalypse, give it a listen as well!

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Music The Classical Tradition

Electronic Intimacy

“I believe very strongly that music is the groanings of the spirit. To me God is always listening. There’s always going to be an audience for the receiving.”

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Reading Through the Virus

Unlike older, lost civilizations that had no means to record and preserve audio, nor a method for notating musical instruction, we have been preserving sound for 150 years, and digital audio has been accumulating like an avalanche at easily the same speed as digital words. But these are all based on technology and need a […]

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Quarantine Hall

Everything is shut down, every place is closed, classical, jazz, you name it. It’s going to be this way for at least a couple of weeks and most likely longer—Carnegie Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center have announced that they are not reopening until May 11, at the earliest. But there is […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction | The New York Public Library

So January 2 was National Science Fiction Day. I didn’t know, but then there’s a day for everything now. Science Fiction is my original and favorite literary genre (when other kids were reading Hardy Boys, I was reading Jules Verne and Tom Swift), and I’m glad to draw your attention to this beginner’s guide that […]