Articles by Year: La Folia, 2002.

Salvatore Sciarrino’s Chamber Music on Kairos

I had intended to begin these Kairos comments with a several-disc report on Helmut Lachenmann.

Salvatore Sciarrino’s Chamber Music on Kairos

I had intended to begin these Kairos comments with a several-disc report on Helmut Lachenmann.

December Ramble: NMC and Edition Wandelweiser Records

The Hoxton Thirteen is a collection of new pieces by 13 of the young composers represented at the Hoxton New Music Days of 2000, a summer festival in England. What’s most surprising — even alarming — is how similar some of these 13 efforts sound.

December Ramble: NMC and Edition Wandelweiser Records

The Hoxton Thirteen is a collection of new pieces by 13 of the young composers represented at the Hoxton New Music Days of 2000, a summer festival in England. What’s most surprising — even alarming — is how similar some of these 13 efforts sound.

In Response to Ian Masters

For a better understanding of these remarks, go… “Flights of High-End Audio Fancy” by Ian G. Masters. The title pretty well indicates on which side of the audio divide Masters stands.

In Response to Ian Masters

For a better understanding of these remarks, go… “Flights of High-End Audio Fancy” by Ian G. Masters. The title pretty well indicates on which side of the audio divide Masters stands.

Scattershot Screed from Germany

Listening to voices, those oldest of all instruments, might be described as searching the foreign (or Other) for our own sound, and perhaps recognizing / befriending it for what always seems to be the first time.

Scattershot Screed from Germany

Listening to voices, those oldest of all instruments, might be described as searching the foreign (or Other) for our own sound, and perhaps recognizing / befriending it for what always seems to be the first time.

A Remarkable Event: Morton Feldman’s String Quartet 2

I had to correct a prediction as a just-in-time postscript: the unlikelihood of another recording of Morton Feldman’s Second String Quartet.

A Remarkable Event: Morton Feldman’s String Quartet 2

I had to correct a prediction as a just-in-time postscript: the unlikelihood of another recording of Morton Feldman’s Second String Quartet.

One of the Year’s Best Books (and Then Some)

It’s probable that more has been written about Schoenberg’s ideas and influence than about the music itself.

One of the Year’s Best Books (and Then Some)

It’s probable that more has been written about Schoenberg’s ideas and influence than about the music itself.

It Never Ends: Twilight Reflections on the Compact Disc

The question remains, why the perceived need to apply an automotive refurbishing agent — or anything — to one’s compact discs?

It Never Ends: Twilight Reflections on the Compact Disc

The question remains, why the perceived need to apply an automotive refurbishing agent — or anything — to one’s compact discs?

La Folia’s New Look

If you’ve visited La Folia before, perhaps you’ve noticed a new look.

La Folia’s New Look

If you’ve visited La Folia before, perhaps you’ve noticed a new look.

Dear La Folia 8.

Lately I have been having fun playing around with a new DAC.

Dear La Folia 8.

Lately I have been having fun playing around with a new DAC.

November Ramble

This is a recording of a man reading philosophy. But the speaker says only single-syllable words and spaces them about eight seconds apart.

November Ramble

This is a recording of a man reading philosophy. But the speaker says only single-syllable words and spaces them about eight seconds apart.