Dan Albertson

Dan Albertson has written for La Folia since 2004. He is active in endeavors that involve language, lexicography, music, musicology, poetry, and translation. He never attended university and savors the liberty of being betwixt and between pigeonholes in life and in music. He is the founder and director of the Living Composers Project since 2000, has contributed to a variety of American and European publications and has edited multiple volumes of the British journal Contemporary Music Review on the composers Helmut Lachenmann, Earle Brown and Aldo Clementi, plus two volumes on modernism and the string quartet. He has been a member of its editorial board since 2014. He collaborates with Cybele Records in Düsseldorf and has contributed notes to various other labels. His poems are often very short and static in nature.

N & D & N

Nunes would have turned 75 on 31 August; Dusapin had a rare outing in the orchestral season of an American orchestra in May; Nemescu writes music at once conceptual and visceral, one defying words.

N & D & N

Nunes would have turned 75 on 31 August; Dusapin had a rare outing in the orchestral season of an American orchestra in May; Nemescu writes music at once conceptual and visceral, one defying words.

Vernal, Sylvan, Southern

The age of renewal is a potent reminder of life’s cycles.

Vernal, Sylvan, Southern

The age of renewal is a potent reminder of life’s cycles.

The Hemidemisemi-Monde

The Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher, his varied books and adventures, make solid fodder for a spectacle.

The Hemidemisemi-Monde

The Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher, his varied books and adventures, make solid fodder for a spectacle.

You Too Can Program Your Local Symphony!

Yes, that time of year has arrived when one orchestra after another trickles in with season brochures.

You Too Can Program Your Local Symphony!

Yes, that time of year has arrived when one orchestra after another trickles in with season brochures.

An American?

John McGuire is proof that music in the late 20th century and early 21st century may be simple without teetering into asininity.

An American?

John McGuire is proof that music in the late 20th century and early 21st century may be simple without teetering into asininity.

Descending

A representation of a composer on the verge of brilliance, this recording is essential and, for now, the only option.

Descending

A representation of a composer on the verge of brilliance, this recording is essential and, for now, the only option.

Musica somnambulistica

Late Feldman is an experience at any tempo.

Musica somnambulistica

Late Feldman is an experience at any tempo.

Snapshots:
Serenity, Perturbed – Aribert Reimann

Nacht-Räume is neither song nor song-cycle. Indeed, it is mostly not a vocal composition at all.

Snapshots:
Serenity, Perturbed – Aribert Reimann

Nacht-Räume is neither song nor song-cycle. Indeed, it is mostly not a vocal composition at all.

Eight Beacons

My enthusiasm for the new in music has faded in recent years… I therefore take this opportunity to give some attention to eight composers 40 and under.

Eight Beacons

My enthusiasm for the new in music has faded in recent years… I therefore take this opportunity to give some attention to eight composers 40 and under.

Musica geriatrica

I call out these orchestras for their ineptitude. I call them out for pandering, for being complacent and for providing a disservice rather than enrichment to the cultural life of their respective cities.

Musica geriatrica

I call out these orchestras for their ineptitude. I call them out for pandering, for being complacent and for providing a disservice rather than enrichment to the cultural life of their respective cities.