Milton Babbitt (1916-2011)

Milton Babbitt would have been 100 today. This reflection ran shortly after his passing in 2011. I’m very saddened to hear of Milton Babbitt’s passing. He was the first composer I ever encountered and the one who’s most fascinated me. Doubtless there will be some articles written this week which more thoroughly critique Babbitt’s aestheticContinue reading “Milton Babbitt (1916-2011)”

Recommended Release: Fiore on Vinyl

Giacomo Fiore presents four works for electric guitar by living American composers – Eve Beglarian, Larry Polansky. Christian Wolff, and Anthony Porter – on his latest release IV (available here).  Fiore is an ardent proponent of the electric guitar’s potential as a concert instrument. Indeed, there’s not a whiff of rock to be found on IV, but here and there jazz voicings make welcome appearances.Continue reading “Recommended Release: Fiore on Vinyl”