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This and That.

Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a masterclass given by the Rome Prize winner, Ken Ueno. The masterclass was part of the two day Integrales New Music Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi. My flute work, Figment … Continue reading

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Ballet Music

Last year, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with one of the University of Southern Mississippi’s extremely talented dance students to produce a new work. I created the piece In Pursuit of Mythical Beasts which is based on my … Continue reading

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Sunday afternoon my wife and I went to our favorite Mardi Gras parade, which is the St. Pauls Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade held in Pass Christian, MS. The entire town of Pass Christian was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Pre-Katrina … Continue reading

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Huh?

I decided to look around for new recordings of music by Beat Furrer when I came across this. It isn’t as entertaining as this goof I found a year or so ago, but I would love to hear FAMA composer … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Carter!

People are already planning centenary events. Today the (great)grandfather figure of American music is 98, and he is still composing. I hope that if I reach that age I am still as physically and mentally agile. So Happy Elliott Carter … Continue reading

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Zappa

Al Theisen just turned me on to the classical music of Frank Zappa.More specifically the works on the Boulez conducts Zappa The Perfect Stranger recording. Perfect Stranger is an amazing work as is Naval Aviation in Art. Why aren’t these … Continue reading

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There has been a recall.

Sorry, Colin Matthews, but you are going to have to take it back. Pluto is no longer a planet. They must have been Holst fans.

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Afternoon Concert

Asa recently treated the family to a wonderful afternoon concert of what sounded like aleatoric piano music. I would like to be the first to announce that Asa is a musical genius. Look at that technique. Amazing!

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collaborative effort

I apologize for my unintended hiatus from S21. But I have had an extremely hot and busy summer here in Hattiesburg. Like Jerry, I also suffer from asthma and this conflagration known as summer is not so fun for us. … Continue reading

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to G.L.

Death’s truer nameIs “Onward,” no discordance in the rollAnd march of that Eternal HarmonyWhereto the world beats time. Alfred Tennyson Tennyson (1809–1892)

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