It’s been a slightly mad two weeks, with involvement in two major conferences – the International Conference on Music Since 1900 at York, and the International Musicological Society’s quinquennial shindig in Zurich last week – so forgive me if I’ve seemed remiss in keeping this thing up to date recently.
I may well have things to say about the two conferences – I have pages of notes and, personally, they couldn’t have gone any better – but for now I just want to draw your attention to a couple of things people have been kind enough to tell me about elsewhere in this world we call music:
And this has been languishing far too long in my inbox and several people have linked it already, but Stephen S. Taylor’s new documentary, The End of New Music deserves a link at the very least. The first screening was actually two weeks ago, but DVDs can be bought through the site. I doubt the film’ll ever make it over to these shores, but from the trailers on the site it looks interesting, and is set to a storming rendition of Fred Rzewski’s Come Together.
We’ll talk more soon…