About

Tim Rutherford-Johnson is a freelance writer on music, sometime scholar and 24/7 dad. He also runs Red Pen, Blue Pen, a professional editorial service for students, academics and the arts. The Rambler is a blog dedicated to experimental music and modern composition – the music that no one else dare tell you about.

He is currently writing a book on composition since 1989 for University of California Press. See here for a flavour of what it might be like.

His new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Music –  Ramblified to include hundreds of new entries on modern composition, world music, and pop, rock, jazz and electronica – was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. It can be bought from the following online retailers, or directly from the publisher themselves:

If you would like to contact me, please email timrutherfordjohnson AT gmail DOT com (NB: new address since July 2014.)

You can on also find me on Twitter (@moderncomp), and on Facebook.