Grant Chu Covell

Managing Editor Grant Chu Covell works in the Boston area for a global technology company that made hardware which Xenakis and Babbitt used to good effect. His music reviews have appeared in EAR Magazine and InMusic, and he was the publisher of The Periodic Journal of Bibliography (1990-95). A short article on a work for piano and tape is in the Csound Magazine. His instrumental and electroacoustic music has been performed in the U.S. and abroad, and he has shared too many CDs of his music with family and friends (one work was recorded in a refrigerator). Two electroacoustic works have appeared in commercial compilations: Presence III and The Door Project. A recent CD can be found here. A long departed family dog’s name was taken from a character in Wagner’s Ring.

Mostly Symphonies 32.

It becomes a bit of a game to guess what lies around the corner, like anticipating whether a rogue chef might festoon a sweet dessert with chopped parsley.

Mostly Symphonies 32.

It becomes a bit of a game to guess what lies around the corner, like anticipating whether a rogue chef might festoon a sweet dessert with chopped parsley.

Mostly Symphonies 31.

It is regrettable that late 19th-century American music is routinely ignored, or treated as a provincial curiosity, when entire generations were trained in Europe.

Mostly Symphonies 31.

It is regrettable that late 19th-century American music is routinely ignored, or treated as a provincial curiosity, when entire generations were trained in Europe.

Chion: Études and Essays (EA Bucket 26.)

Brocoli compiles Chion’s earliest pieces. A strict archivist might have sequenced these chronologically, but this order makes a dramatic design.

Chion: Études and Essays (EA Bucket 26.)

Brocoli compiles Chion’s earliest pieces. A strict archivist might have sequenced these chronologically, but this order makes a dramatic design.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 13.

An invigorating program featuring difficult works in the lied tradition.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 13.

An invigorating program featuring difficult works in the lied tradition.

Kurtág: Signs, Messages, but no Games / Armchair Operas and Amusements 12. / Hungarian Holiday 4.

ECM has bundled crackerjack performances of 11 large-scale compositions, most with voices backed by orchestra or large ensembles.

Kurtág: Signs, Messages, but no Games / Armchair Operas and Amusements 12. / Hungarian Holiday 4.

ECM has bundled crackerjack performances of 11 large-scale compositions, most with voices backed by orchestra or large ensembles.

Pièces de Clavecin 11.

Bustijn is perhaps the best or most accessible example we have today of Dutch music in the Baroque era. It is said that Bach possessed a copy of these Suittes.

Pièces de Clavecin 11.

Bustijn is perhaps the best or most accessible example we have today of Dutch music in the Baroque era. It is said that Bach possessed a copy of these Suittes.

Pièces de Clavecin 10.

This profoundly satisfying program started with the instrument.

Pièces de Clavecin 10.

This profoundly satisfying program started with the instrument.

Ferrari Heteroclite and Obscure

It’s rare that a previously unheard work shakes up our conception: Journal Intime and Chantal can challenge an understanding of Ferrari’s worldview and work.

Ferrari Heteroclite and Obscure

It’s rare that a previously unheard work shakes up our conception: Journal Intime and Chantal can challenge an understanding of Ferrari’s worldview and work.

Flutes

Psenitsnikova takes us through four varied pieces, three requiring tape or tape delay, from Fritsch who founded the Feedback Studio in Cologne.

Flutes

Psenitsnikova takes us through four varied pieces, three requiring tape or tape delay, from Fritsch who founded the Feedback Studio in Cologne.

Piano Factory 22. / Italian Vacation 15.

If Tosatti is encountered today, it is perhaps as Scelsi’s transcriber who momentarily popped up to claim a greater share of attribution.

Piano Factory 22. / Italian Vacation 15.

If Tosatti is encountered today, it is perhaps as Scelsi’s transcriber who momentarily popped up to claim a greater share of attribution.