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2002 Stories by Kyle Gann

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  • Unidentified Fretted Object

    published October 8, 2002

    The September 21 concert of David Beardsley was the most peculiar I've heard in a few years. In the first place it was held at Chama, a tiny... More >>

  • Overtones of Eternity

    published May 28, 2002

    If it thinks about it at all, popular opinion may hold that just intonation—the use of purely consonant tunings based on the overtone... More >>

  • For Your Ears Only

    published May 14, 2002

    To take one of many examples from Mikel Rouse's talk-show opera Dennis Cleveland: There is a passage in the final "Madison Square" scene in... More >>

  • Shaken, Not Stirred

    published March 26, 2002

    Aw, forget Philip Glass's 65th birthday; you can hear his music anytime. More significant is that one of our leading musical thinkers is turning... More >>

  • Moon Rising Fast

    published March 12, 2002

    Beata Moon is self-taught as a composer. Not as a musician; in fact, she graduated from Juilliard as a pianist, and is that rare performer, one... More >>

  • Fuzzing the Familiar

    published February 26, 2002

    It's remarkable how enjoyable it is to see some familiar object through an obscuring mist. Like, take a simple drawing you've seen a million times... More >>

  • Too Filmy to Describe

    published February 12, 2002

    Ingram Marshall is the great poet of the indistinct. His music is filmy, nebulous. It melts. It enters unobtrusively and dies by slowly slipping... More >>

  • Leaving Well Enough Alone

    published January 29, 2002

    Champions of the status quo find a particularly warm welcome in today's America. The very title of Stuart Isacoff's book Temperament: The Idea... More >>

  • He’s Always a Pop Star to Me

    published January 8, 2002

    In his first foray into classical composition, songster Billy Joel has proved himself a master of second-year college harmony. His aptly titled CD... More >>

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