Articles by Year: La Folia, 2006.

New and Essential Xenakis, Part 2

In the extra interview on mode’s La Légende d’Eer DVD, Xenakis states that instrumental and electroacoustic composition pose different problems, and woe betide the composer who attempts to combine them.

New and Essential Xenakis, Part 2

In the extra interview on mode’s La Légende d’Eer DVD, Xenakis states that instrumental and electroacoustic composition pose different problems, and woe betide the composer who attempts to combine them.

Never Enough String Quartets!

Is it possible to tire of string quartets? Not where I sit!

Never Enough String Quartets!

Is it possible to tire of string quartets? Not where I sit!

An Infidel’s Glimpse of Paradise: Wilson Audio’s WATT/ Puppy 8

From high fidelity’s mid-century inception, its consumer products’ advertised virtues have ranged from questionable to that which could perhaps hold true at a black hole’s exit.

An Infidel’s Glimpse of Paradise: Wilson Audio’s WATT/ Puppy 8

From high fidelity’s mid-century inception, its consumer products’ advertised virtues have ranged from questionable to that which could perhaps hold true at a black hole’s exit.

New and Essential Xenakis, Part 1

Not everyone has to like Xenakis, though I wish everyone would.

New and Essential Xenakis, Part 1

Not everyone has to like Xenakis, though I wish everyone would.

Holst Seven, Matthews Nil

The last time a living composer’s comments raised hackles (the only time perhaps?), that German gent, the one who’s working at a seven-day opera, uttered some “misconstrued” words about 9/11.

Holst Seven, Matthews Nil

The last time a living composer’s comments raised hackles (the only time perhaps?), that German gent, the one who’s working at a seven-day opera, uttered some “misconstrued” words about 9/11.

Sticking with col legno

Col legno ranks among those few labels for which I would blindly collect one of everything…

Sticking with col legno

Col legno ranks among those few labels for which I would blindly collect one of everything…

Guilty, Your Honor

Tower Records has filed for bankruptcy again. I feel responsible not just for the collapse of this chain, but for the severe downturn of all brick-and-mortar music sales.

Guilty, Your Honor

Tower Records has filed for bankruptcy again. I feel responsible not just for the collapse of this chain, but for the severe downturn of all brick-and-mortar music sales.

Lachenmann in Frankfurt and Elsewhere

On the occasion of his 70th birthday, a celebration of Helmut Lachenmann took place last October in Frankfurt am Main.

Lachenmann in Frankfurt and Elsewhere

On the occasion of his 70th birthday, a celebration of Helmut Lachenmann took place last October in Frankfurt am Main.

Non-Trivial Simplicity

Neophyte composers love their materials to death. Been there, done that: repeating the same damned progressions simply because the suspension pleased me, unaware that neighbors were arranging for my untimely demise.

Non-Trivial Simplicity

Neophyte composers love their materials to death. Been there, done that: repeating the same damned progressions simply because the suspension pleased me, unaware that neighbors were arranging for my untimely demise.

Setting Beer to Music

Strauss claimed he could set a glass of beer to music.

Setting Beer to Music

Strauss claimed he could set a glass of beer to music.