John Adams Now Blogs

John Adams’ newly remodeled web site now includes a blog.  Am I the last person to realize this? Posting has been consistent for the past week or so.  The name “Hell Mouth” promises a lot.  I hope he’ll have time to stick with it....

John Corigliano Web Site Launched

Composer John Corigliano has just launched a strikingly beautiful new web site. Check it out of course for it’s complete information on performances and recordings, etc., but stick around for the pictures from his amazing art...

Mark Adamo Web Site Launched

I emerge from my summer blogging hiatus for long enough to spread the word that my friend Mark Adamo has finally launched his web site. Just like its owner, the site is informative, entertaining and well designed. With this site, Mark joins the world of Composers Who...

I'm Stealing the Towels

This week it’s Frank Zappa. I was a fan as a kid, long before I knew that he was also a “composer”, and long before I really knew what a composer was. In particular, Just Another Band From L.A. was a staple in our house, thanks to my older brother,...

Something For Everyone in "Sparrows"

Last month aworks wrote something that has fascinated me ever since: I just have no interest in harmony. I can’t hear it, I don’t enjoy it when I recognize it, it’s boring to read about, etc. Timbre on the other hand… It had never occurred to...