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Truth be told, there wasn't a lot happening on Monday or Tuesday night, thanks to the convergence of Holy Week and Tax Day. Still, late is late, and late is frustrating – I'm still trying to get the hang of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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As America takes stock of itself in this complex time-cycle, it is important to understand that one person can still make a difference. That not everyone has to follow the tried-and-true traditional path—to get tried-and-true traditional results. Steve Backer opened... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Night After Night
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Time Out New York, farewell—what an amazing 13 years it was. I'll always be grateful. Please be good to my friends and colleagues, especially Hank and Seth. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Night After Night
Monday night was a wash in more ways than one, given nasty weather outside and more than a few loose ends to tie up during my final week at Time Out New York. Still, there's lots to look forward to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Night After Night
I start where I am and do what I can, practicing in my inner hearing and on the trombone what I can do, refining it and hearing it as clearly as I can in the time that I have available... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Night After Night
WiFi signal is dire where I am right now, but I want to get something posted quickly in order to get word of tonight's events circulated. I'll come back to this later in the day to flesh out the list.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Night After Night
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Reinier van Houdt, by Michelle V. Agins for The New York Times Jacob Greenberg and Reinier van Houdt at Spectrum, March 25, 2014 The New York Times, March 27, 2014 Two separate recitals by brilliant pianists heard most frequently in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Night After Night
Emerson String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall, March 23, 2014 The New York Times, March 26, 2014 My first time to see and hear the Emersons with their new cellist, Paul Watkins. Nice to know that it all still works,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Night After Night
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Yesterday, I missed my mark for my weekly Wandelwatching series, due to a combination of conflicting chores, duties and circumstances. I'll get to that post a bit later, but first, an acknowledgement of something that happened yesterday in the social-media... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Night After Night
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Colin Stetson and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, by Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times Colin Stetson with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus at Merkin Concert Hall, March 22, 2014 The New York Times, March 25, 2014 This one came out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Night After Night
This week's agenda – delayed due to circumstances beyond my control, and reined-in because of my family's arrival in NYC to meet the newest member of the clan – includes just two events, both tomorrow night. That said, they're unquestionably... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Night After Night
John Zorn: Masada Book 3 at the Town Hall, March 19, 2014 The New York Times, March 21, 2014 The biggest surprise about this particular concert was the fact that I was there; I'd originally been scheduled to cover a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Night After Night
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Third Coast Percussion, by Saverio Truglia Classical Playlist: George Antheil, Haydn, Sibelius and More The New York Times ArtsBeat, March 19, 2014 My contribution: DAVID T. LITTLE: ‘Haunt of Last Nightfall’ Third Coast Percussion (New Amsterdam) Coming soon: Elliott Carter;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Night After Night
I find the implication that there are “ears” everywhere, at every point in a world, a fascinating concept, even if it is rather hard to imagine. It implies that position might be more important than time in hearing; and that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Night After Night
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Zubin Mehta, Diana Damrau and the Vienna Philharmonic, by Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, March 15 & 16, 2014 The New York Times, March 17, 2014 The whole time Diana Damrau was cavorting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Night After Night
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Alan Gilbert, by Karsten Moran for The New York Times New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, March 12, 2014 The New York Times, March 14, 2014 In which I describe Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4, "The Inextinguishable," like so:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Night After Night
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BBC Singers, by John Wood Classical Playlist: John Adams, Prokofiev, Harrison Birtwistle and More The New York Times ArtsBeat, March 12, 2014 My contributions: MORTON FELDMAN: ‘For Philip Guston’ John Tilbury, pianist; Carla Rees, flutist; Simon Allen, percussionist (Atopos) HARRISON... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Night After Night
Frustrating to be posting an ostensibly timely feature a day late, but life and work sometimes collude to prevent free time. On the other hand, curiously enough, I hadn't made note of any particular events for Monday or Tuesday —... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Night After Night
The New Silence aims to further specify and articulate the site of an event by manually adjusting the background noise during a performance situation, redefining the threshold of silence, thus revealing the new silence. Sounds from everyday life in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Night After Night
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Trinity Choir, by Tina Fineberg for The New York Times Trinity Choir at Trinity Wall Street, March 9, 2014 The New York Times, Mar. 12, 2014 A very impressive new concert series is underway at historic Trinity Church: six concerts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Night After Night
A week of big orchestral concerts ahead for coverage in The New York Times, and, as ever, plenty that I'd like to see were sleeplessness (well, additional sleeplessness) or cloning available options. Wednesday, March 12: New York Philharmonic Avery Fisher... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Night After Night
Shared on Facebook by Larry Appelbaum, here's a video I've never seen before: a documentary about Ornette Coleman's 1966 Parisian trek to record the soundtrack for Who's Crazy? with bassist David Izenson and drummer Charles Moffett. Happy 84th birthday, Ornette,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Night After Night
We had already agreed in principle that the entire structure of the piece would be derived from Mozart’s 40th Symphony, and that obviously, “White Metal” should carry a variation of the concept “Black Metal” and the term “white noise”.—Miguel Prado... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Night After Night
Talea Ensemble at the Austrian Cultural Forum, March 4, 2014 The New York Times, March 6, 2014 My report on a Talea Ensemble performance at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, one of many fruitful intersections between those two important... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Night After Night
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Nicholas Phillips Classical Playlist: Stephanie Blythe, Eva-Maria Houben, Nicholas Phillips and More New York Times ArtsBeat, March 5, 2014 My contributions: HOUBEN: ‘Lost in Dreams — Works for Piano’ Eva-Maria Houben, pianist (Edition Wandelweiser) ‘AMERICAN VERNACULAR — NEW MUSIC FOR... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Night After Night