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2003 Stories by Kyle Gann

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  • Once Upon a Time

    published December 16, 2003

    I had an interesting experience with New World's historic five-disc set of recordings from the ONCE festival. I was alternating the set with... More >>

  • Meet Carl Arff

    published November 18, 2003

    Dewey was the best singer we found during the October 27 workshop. His long, plaintive oooooooos were quite various in contour, and he... More >>

  • Pursued by Chords

    published October 14, 2003

    Lewis Carroll, who wrote math textbooks as well as Alice in Wonderland, loved to concoct specious math problems. Like: "If one cat can kill... More >>

  • A Sonata Obsessed

    published September 23, 2003

    In case anyone's been wondering, writing a three-hour piano sonata is one way to get my attention. I may have the longest attention span in the... More >>

  • Global Recipe

    published August 19, 2003

    There comes a time when even a brilliant composer will realize that sitting at home and writing great music isn't enough. Those who take leave of... More >>

  • Erasing The Lines

    published June 17, 2003

    John Luther Adams has erased the lines in his music. In retrospect it seems an inevitable move. I'm speaking of the Alaska John Adams (not the... More >>

  • Where the River Ends

    published April 22, 2003

    Although he took some flak for biting the hand that fed him, I appreciated John Adams's accurately caustic remarks in the April 9 New York... More >>

  • Tuning Your Brain

    published April 8, 2003

    The Downtown music scene has seemed slightly sleepy since 9-11, but one of the artists most closely affected drew a new lease on life from the... More >>

  • Micro-Monuments

    published March 18, 2003

    You've got to hand it to Johnny Reinhard. His American Festival of Microtonal Music keeps the varied sound of alternative tunings coursing through... More >>

  • Your Roots Are Showing

    published March 4, 2003

    The orchestra is the great leveler. Forged in the 19th century, cryogenically frozen at the beginning of the 20th, it embodies the Romantic era's... More >>

  • It's the Tune, Stupid

    published February 18, 2003

    He was the Santa Claus of new music, an oversized elf whom you could only picture with a broad grin on his face and a belly shaking with laughter.... More >>

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