Henry Threadgill wins Pulitzer

Congratulations to composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill, who has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music. One of the original AACM members, Threadgill’s recent work has been distinguished by an intervallic approach to improvisation, in which each member of the band has a limited catalogue of intervals that they can perform, with the sum totalContinue reading “Henry Threadgill wins Pulitzer”

One less saxophone concerto to hunt down …

Full disclosure: Caroline Shaw has played my music, so I make no claim to objectivity here. _____ The day after Paul Moravec won the Pulitzer prize, John Adams started shooting from the hip about the Pulitzer going to “academic composers.” I was annoyed. But I figured, “Okay, he’s being a jerk, but Paul is anContinue reading “One less saxophone concerto to hunt down …”