Grant Chu Covell

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

String Theory 37: Sometimes with Piano

Presumably Ives would not have thought much of Beach’s conservatism, likewise Beach would have faulted Ives’ technique.

String Theory 37: Sometimes with Piano

Presumably Ives would not have thought much of Beach’s conservatism, likewise Beach would have faulted Ives’ technique.

Percussion Ramble with Toys

In Meadowcroft’s fragile structures, players may set into motion broken toys, or trigger recordings.

Percussion Ramble with Toys

In Meadowcroft’s fragile structures, players may set into motion broken toys, or trigger recordings.

Piano Factory 29. / Scarlatti para siempre 2.

With Grante we take an invigorating stroll to the top of the mountain where we can enjoy the views.

Piano Factory 29. / Scarlatti para siempre 2.

With Grante we take an invigorating stroll to the top of the mountain where we can enjoy the views.

Pièces de Clavecin 13. / Scarlatti para siempre 1.

We could imagine the span of Scarlatti’s sonatas as a twilight diary.

Pièces de Clavecin 13. / Scarlatti para siempre 1.

We could imagine the span of Scarlatti’s sonatas as a twilight diary.

EA Bucket 31: With Instruments

The violin is duplicated and sublimated in these complimentary works for solo instrument and electronics.

EA Bucket 31: With Instruments

The violin is duplicated and sublimated in these complimentary works for solo instrument and electronics.

String Theory 36: Predominantly Quartets

With great concentration the Bozzini execute what might sound like a fire alarm to the uninitiated.

String Theory 36: Predominantly Quartets

With great concentration the Bozzini execute what might sound like a fire alarm to the uninitiated.

Mostly Symphonies 38: Kalniņš, Kancheli and Silvestrov

Kalniņš’ seven, Kancheli’s seven and Silvestrov’s Seventh.

Mostly Symphonies 38: Kalniņš, Kancheli and Silvestrov

Kalniņš’ seven, Kancheli’s seven and Silvestrov’s Seventh.

EA Bucket 30.

Pade is considered the first Danish composer of electronic music

EA Bucket 30.

Pade is considered the first Danish composer of electronic music

Armchair Operas (and Voices) 15.

Even though Gould appears, this opera is about creativity and achievement, or mediocrity and failure depending upon your perspective.

Armchair Operas (and Voices) 15.

Even though Gould appears, this opera is about creativity and achievement, or mediocrity and failure depending upon your perspective.

Ramble with Artificial Limb

Six composers were asked to write pieces which respond to exhibits or objects in the London Science Museum.

Ramble with Artificial Limb

Six composers were asked to write pieces which respond to exhibits or objects in the London Science Museum.

Piano Factory 28.

My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.

Piano Factory 28.

My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.

Pièces de Clavecin 12: Old and New

McNabney reminds that much French Baroque music we associate with harpsichord may have originally been intended for other forces.

Pièces de Clavecin 12: Old and New

McNabney reminds that much French Baroque music we associate with harpsichord may have originally been intended for other forces.