New in Perfect Sound Forever, Field Recording’s Intimate Ghosts, a consideration of field recording as a kind of eavesdropping.
In the current issue of Perfect Sound Forever, an article about Luc Ferrari’s experiments with improvised music in the 1970s.
New in the current issue of Perfect Sound Forever, “Who Cares if It’s Not Jazz? Milton Babbitt’s All Set.” All Set is a long-time favorite of mine & it was nice to dig into its history and write something about it.
In the new issued of Perfect Sound Forever is Orchestrating Eno: From the Discreet to the Discretionary, an article about Contact Contemporary Music director Jerry Pergolesi’s arrangement of Brian Eno’s Discreet Music for chamber orchestra.
The current issue of Perfect Sound Forever includes my interview with composer Tom Johnson. In addition to being a composer of innovatively structured work, Johnson was a music critic for the Village Voice in the 1970s and 1980s. We covered all that, and more.
New in Perfect Sound Forever, The Sound of One Horn Playing, an article on solo saxophone work by composer/performers Gianni Mimmo, patrick brennan and Marco Colonna.
New in Perfect Sound Forever, The Music of Visual Poetry, in which I write about the process and principles behind interpreting Randee Silv‘s asemic visual poems as graphic musical scores. (The visual art can be seen here; the resulting performances can be heard here.)
New in Perfect Sound Forever, “To Improvise Is Human,” a deep dive into what it’s like to engage in free improvisation.
Included in the new Perfect Sound Forever is a fascinating interview conducted with alto saxophonist/composer/improviser patrick brennan. A side note: some months ago patrick composed a graphic score for me, my recording of which is projected to be included in a collection of performances of graphic, verbal and other unconventionally-notated scores I hope to release … More new in perfect sound forever: an interview with patrick brennan
In the new issue of Perfect Sound Forever, a piece considering the usefulness of the expression “extended technique.”