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.

His first book, Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989 will be published in February 2017 by University of California Press.

Recent subjects of his writing include Maria de Alvear, Canadian experimentalism, Clara Ianotta, Liza Lim and Philip Venables.

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