1. Two of my short rants have been published as letters to the Dispatch and Lantern. (There is a grammatical error in the Lantern piece, which I claim no responsibility for.) I very much suspect that the vast hordes of undergraduates at my school don’t really know what’s going on; they take student debt–and indeed … Continue reading Two Updates
A few years ago, I was working on my M.A. and had almost no time to play music. In order to work on something musical when and where I could, I asked my friends to send me individual recordings that I planned to put together into tracks. I had hoped that this process would be … Continue reading New Music (Again!)
In February, Aaron put on a show of music composed for the event. I wrote this piece, which is meant as a kind of long-distance duet (at first between myself and Aaron, but subsequently for anyone). In the guitar part, the first movement has pitches but no rhythms; the second movement has rhythms but no … Continue reading New Music
Wow guys. I sure have been working hard playing the instruments in my living room for a couple minutes at a time. Now I can finally share the results with you. The mini guitar started out with four strings, but we sadly lost one over winter break.
Alex has posted some recordings of the most recent gig that we played. They are a little rough, but mostly will give a very good sense of the kinds of strange approaches that we are trying to navigate in that band. Namely: 1. A collapse of the roles of improvisation, melody, harmony, and rhythm 2. … Continue reading Small Songs
Of course, I periodically fall in and out of blogging. This is not on account of the fact that blogging is apparently dead (you wouldn’t know it given Aaron’s recent tear), but directly corresponds with periods of flux. In other words, it is difficult to write about what you’re doing when what you’re doing is … Continue reading Blogs, Shows