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.

Gone Fishing

Compared with the vastly superior Carmen, Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles has but one big tune. A highlight of the performance occurred during the overture, when behind the scrim, graceful dancers on wires simulated diving from the top of the stage to the bottom.

Gone Fishing

Compared with the vastly superior Carmen, Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles has but one big tune. A highlight of the performance occurred during the overture, when behind the scrim, graceful dancers on wires simulated diving from the top of the stage to the bottom.

Piano Factory 25.

Liberated from traditional scale passages and gestures, Aperghis’ particular brand of energetic filigree is unfurled across four piano works.

Piano Factory 25.

Liberated from traditional scale passages and gestures, Aperghis’ particular brand of energetic filigree is unfurled across four piano works.

EA Bucket 27.

Using synthesized tones recalling the electronic age’s dawn, Perpetuum Mobile, Zagny’s minimalist four-voice study on cadential figures with wrinkles, takes 24:30 to unspool when all four voices are superimposed.

EA Bucket 27.

Using synthesized tones recalling the electronic age’s dawn, Perpetuum Mobile, Zagny’s minimalist four-voice study on cadential figures with wrinkles, takes 24:30 to unspool when all four voices are superimposed.

String Theory 28.

Plucking introduces the nine plucked string instruments gradually, completing a grid governed by mathematical patterns.

String Theory 28.

Plucking introduces the nine plucked string instruments gradually, completing a grid governed by mathematical patterns.

Mostly Symphonies 33.

There are countless moments in Plötzlichkeit and La Terre est un Homme where I would not have been surprised if a page turn had transported us to Berg’s Reigen.

Mostly Symphonies 33.

There are countless moments in Plötzlichkeit and La Terre est un Homme where I would not have been surprised if a page turn had transported us to Berg’s Reigen.

Giuoco delle coppie

You might think that the Italians invented music, such is their constant reassessment of the past.

Giuoco delle coppie

You might think that the Italians invented music, such is their constant reassessment of the past.

Atopos Survey 4.

Atopos curates astonishing collections which must be sought out. Including this installment, we have covered everything that this unfamiliar label has released thus far.

Atopos Survey 4.

Atopos curates astonishing collections which must be sought out. Including this installment, we have covered everything that this unfamiliar label has released thus far.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 14.

Cage and Feldman criticize the river’s flow while standing in the middle of it. They talk about art and music, about creating and teaching, about how things just aren’t what they used to be.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 14.

Cage and Feldman criticize the river’s flow while standing in the middle of it. They talk about art and music, about creating and teaching, about how things just aren’t what they used to be.

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.