Universal Remonster 8


NEC faculty member Miguel Zenón offers a Huff post.

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim writes on metronomes in the New York Times. (I am fairly opinionated about metronomes, I expect to write a “NEC missive” on this topic next year.)

Vijay Iyer’s curation of Ojai was covered in many places, for example Chris Barton’s fine review.  I’m now aware of Courtney Bryan, who has many fabulous pieces up on her website. The opening “Sanctum for Orchestra and Recorded Sound” is a compelling listen.

It seems like this circle of the avant-garde is having their day in the mainstream press, for just in the last week (!) there were further (indirectly) related articles:

Alex Ross on Tyshawn Sorey.

Adam Shatz on Craig Taborn.

Seth Colter Walls on Roscoe Mitchell.

Bobby Watson offers thoughts on peers and mentors in JazzTimes.

Kate Molleson on the reasons for diverse programming in Gramophone.

Katie Bain digs up “the jazz history of Eau Claire” (this link is for the hometown crowd).

RIP Paul Zukofsky, a crucial advocate of new music, especially violin repertoire. The Margalit Fox obit is excellent.

David Weininger profiles Stephen Drury.

Sam Newsome supports the soprano sax stylings of Keith Jarrett.

Fred Kaplan listens to David Murray.