SUBOTNICK – The Making of Silver Apples of the Moon

Morton Subotnick’s Silver Apples of the Moon was released fifty years ago. In celebration of this milestone, fundraising is being undertaken to create a documentary about its creator. You can support SUBOTNICK’s Indiegogo campaign here.

Marc Sabat and JACK – “Harmony” (CD Review)

Marc Sabat Harmony JACK Quartet Canadian Composers Series #5 Another Timbre   Euler Spirals Scenery (2011), Claudiu Ptolemy (2008), Jean Philippe Rameau (2012)   A long time fixture on the Toronto scene as a string performer, improviser, and composer, Marc Sabat now resides in Berlin. However, he has taken his experimental penchant for tuning systemsContinue reading “Marc Sabat and JACK – “Harmony” (CD Review)”

Xordox – Neospection (CD Review)

JG Thirlwell Xordox Neospection Editions Mego JG Thirlwell has recorded under several monikers and with various bands (Frank Want, Clint Ruin, Foetus, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, et cetera). Xordox is his latest project, recorded both at Self Immolation Studios in Brooklyn and as part of a residency at EMS in Stockholm, Sweden. ThirlwellContinue reading “Xordox – Neospection (CD Review)”

Rey Pila: “Wall of Goth” (CD Review)

Rey Pila Wall of Goth Cult EP   Mexican rock band Rey Pila channels two different generations of music: eighties synth pop and early aughts indie rock. The latter is abetted by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), who produces their EP Wall of Goth (out now via Cult). The four songs contained therein are replete with vocal hooks and instrumental breaks thatContinue reading “Rey Pila: “Wall of Goth” (CD Review)”

Friday: Houlihan Premieres Lash

On Friday, June 23rd at 8 PM, organist Christopher Houlihan finishes his tenure at Church of the Holy Apostles with a recital on the space’s J.L. van den Heuvel organ. The program will include staples from the repertoire – J.S. Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (a piece that Houlihan plays compellingly on his latest all-Bach CDContinue reading “Friday: Houlihan Premieres Lash”

LA Percussion Quartet – Beyond (CD Review)

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet Beyond Works by Daniel Bjarnason, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Christopher Cerrone, Ellen Reid, and Andrew McIntosh Sono Luminus 2XCD Los Angeles Percussion Quartet performs on one of the most compelling releases of early 2017. Beyond (Sono Luminus, June 16, 2017) is a double-disc helping of new works for percussion ensemble by Daniel Bjarnason, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Christopher Cerrone, Ellen Reid,Continue reading “LA Percussion Quartet – Beyond (CD Review)”

Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (CD Review)

Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 Saga/Sam Records/Universal 2xCD, LP, and digital formats Thelonious Monk, piano, composer, arranger; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Barney Wilen, tenor saxophone; Sam Jones, double bass; Art Taylor, drums Since its arrival at our house, this release has been in heavy rotation. After it seems as if everything that the famedContinue reading “Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (CD Review)”


Christian B. Carey – CV (PDF available upon request) Websites:   Research Interests – Composition, American Music, Contemporary Concert Music, Music Theory, Music Theory Pedagogy, Musicology, Ecomusicology, Ethnomusicology, Gender/Sexuality and Music, Vocal Performance, Music Criticism, Jazz, and Popular Music   Education Rutgers University – 1997-2001. Ph.D. in Music (Composition and Theory), 2001. Dissertation TitleContinue reading “CV”