Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday. Earlier this week, we published our inter ... More >>
American Composers Orchestra Carnegie Hall Tuesday, January 31 Better than: A date with Justin Bieber for a 13-year-old girl. Last night at Carnegie Hall, the American Composers Orchestra ("the only orchestra in the world" dedicated to music by American composers) celebrated Philip Glass's 75th bi ... More >>
An adventurous percussionist fights stagnation and wins handily
Outside City Hall on Tuesday. Photo by Jason Gross Two weeks ago, the Lower East side club Tonic announced its demise, killed off by the usual rent crunch. In reaction, a collection of musicians, organizers and activists huddled together to strategize, including the cream of the local avant-music c ... More >>
Her mother worked for a jewish family during the depression. Many fathers committed suicide.
Composing the Perfect Season