Regular Irregularity, or Round Pegs in Square Holes

The last post delved into some of the issues surrounding the multiple editions of Bruckner’s Symphonies, and the obstacles they imposed on me as a student.  It’s high time we got a bit more into the music.  There are things that should make a Bruckner score easier to follow.  All of his (finished) symphonies are... Continue Reading →

The Bad Plus, “Inevitable Western”

Last month, The Bad Plus released their tenth studio album, Inevitable Western.  That first sentence sort of blows my mind.  Wasn't it yesterday I was in the used CD store buying These Are The Vistas?  How could this be album number ten?  I'm just now starting to wrap my brain around their version of The... Continue Reading →

The Mysteries of Minimalism

Minimalist Music.  Repetitive New-Age Crap. Originally, that was going to be the whole post. Then I thought I could elaborate with something like this: Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive New-Age Crap. Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive New-Age Crap.  Repetitive... Continue Reading →

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