Notes From Underground

Then I should have chosen a career for myself, I should have been a sluggard and a glutton, not a simple one, but, for instance, one with sympathies for everything sublime and beautiful. The new disc from Henry Threadgill and Zooid is out this week, give it a first listen at NPR. Call it jazz, … Continue reading Notes From Underground


Maverick Media

American Mavericks is in full swing here in New York City. I have some mixed feelings about Monday's San Francisco Symphony concert -- I'm not sure what John Adams was thinking when he made Absolute Jest, and it's hard to square Jessye Norman's substantial career with a performance of John Cage's Song Books -- the … Continue reading Maverick Media

Adventures in Radio

Listen to Poland, a country with an extraordinary musical heritage (and that would hold true if the only composers who came from there were Chopin and Lutoslawski). Starting January 16 and running through January 22, Q2, the online radio arm of WQXR, is featuring music from Poland: Muzyka Nowa. Heavy on 20th century music, the … Continue reading Adventures in Radio