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.

Piano Factory 24.

Variation sets on popular tunes often helped pay the rent. A gifted improviser, Beethoven was known to delight friends for hours if the mood struck.

Piano Factory 24.

Variation sets on popular tunes often helped pay the rent. A gifted improviser, Beethoven was known to delight friends for hours if the mood struck.

The Unexpected

Ustvolskaya’s Second brought down the house on a program featuring Paraskevaidis, The Prince Myshkins, Johnston and Ustvolskaya at Harvard.

The Unexpected

Ustvolskaya’s Second brought down the house on a program featuring Paraskevaidis, The Prince Myshkins, Johnston and Ustvolskaya at Harvard.

String Theory 27: Quartet Focus

These are premiere recordings of works which fell through the 20th century’s cracks.

String Theory 27: Quartet Focus

These are premiere recordings of works which fell through the 20th century’s cracks.

String Theory 26: Some Duos, Duets

The Miller Porfiris Duo offers what appear to be the first complete performance of Fuchs’ overlooked 12 Duets.

String Theory 26: Some Duos, Duets

The Miller Porfiris Duo offers what appear to be the first complete performance of Fuchs’ overlooked 12 Duets.

Innovation in Boston

Three recent concerts in Boston featuring Adès, Ives and Shepherd.

Innovation in Boston

Three recent concerts in Boston featuring Adès, Ives and Shepherd.

Piano Factory 23.

Forsberg offers a program of doubly neglected works. First off, these are all pieces by women composers, and secondly, none of them fits easily into the big styles of the late 19th or early 20th century.

Piano Factory 23.

Forsberg offers a program of doubly neglected works. First off, these are all pieces by women composers, and secondly, none of them fits easily into the big styles of the late 19th or early 20th century.

String Theory 25: 12 Quartets, etc.

Sani has set himself the task of responding to Rothko’s work. Clearly it’s not possible to replicate the canvasses’ images with music, but it is possible to present forms and shapes that reflect Rothko’s expansive vision and bold color fields.

String Theory 25: 12 Quartets, etc.

Sani has set himself the task of responding to Rothko’s work. Clearly it’s not possible to replicate the canvasses’ images with music, but it is possible to present forms and shapes that reflect Rothko’s expansive vision and bold color fields.

String Theory 24: Quartets in Different Intonation (at least 15 of them)

Johnston’s ten string quartets constitute one of the most vital yet obscure series in the latter half of the 20th century.

String Theory 24: Quartets in Different Intonation (at least 15 of them)

Johnston’s ten string quartets constitute one of the most vital yet obscure series in the latter half of the 20th century.

Unsolicited Remarks

Even after bumping into derivatives and less artful followers, Lachenmann’s original acerbic brittleness still delights after a long absence.

Unsolicited Remarks

Even after bumping into derivatives and less artful followers, Lachenmann’s original acerbic brittleness still delights after a long absence.

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.