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Showing posts with label modernism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modernism. Show all posts
Make It Old

Make It Old

Apart from a certain ingenuity with rhythm, I suspect my principal gift as a musician is the unerring ability to always be out of step with everyone else. My outsider credentials are valid, and one e…

Avant-Garde and Modernism

Avant-Garde and Modernism

I make no apologies for postings inspired by writings of Richard Taruskin for the simple reason that most of what he writes is both interesting and provocative--something not true of most writing on …

Adieu to the Avant-Garde

Adieu to the Avant-Garde

Adieu to the Avant-Garde is an old, old essay in Reason that is still worth reading. "Exactly a hundred years ago," Wolfe is saying, "there was a survey taken by a French newspaper–t…