Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bird Watching

As I’ve noted before, I play sax. That means a number of things, including: 1) I’m a touch mentally unstable 2) I play jazz, and related to that 3) I love Charlie Parker. The moral of the story was that … Continue reading

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Safe Sax

For those of you who don’t know, (Let me rephrase that: everybody) I am a composer. I write music blah blah. I recently finished a piece written for two alto saxophones, which is my primary instrument, for those of you … Continue reading

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Karel Husa, or how to make concert band socially relevant

My first experience with the music of Karel Husa was a sort of trial by fire. Freshman year I had joined an honors wind ensemble, and one of the first pieces we played was “Music for Prague 1968”. My little … Continue reading

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DSCH: String Quartets 9-10

This being my first actual post I should clear something up, Shostakovich is my favorite. That being said, I am disapointed in myself for not knowing more of his chamber music. I just randomly chose to listen to his 10th … Continue reading

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What am I doing?

The answer to the proposed question is unknown, a la Ives’ “Unanswered Question.” I can try to answer like those winds. After discoving a music blog, I was inspired to try my hand at it. Here I am. None of … Continue reading

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