Bartók exploring Transylvania.

  When a grandiose culture encounters a “lesser” one in its midst, the potential for something remarkable arises. One instance … Continue reading

Reflections on the roots of American Music

  Cheyenne warrior Before arrivals came from all corners of the earth, our Native Americans had ongoing traditions that others … Continue reading

What’s new?

  How lucky can one get? New things appear on the path as sound archaeology mixes and messes with varied eruptions so … Continue reading

A cellist summons the Mongols

  When a cello plays you expect its low range to provide a buttress that stabilizes its highest singing registers that copy operatic and … Continue reading

A visit with Robert Ashley

He would enter dressed like a CIA operative who tried to act inconspicuous while delivering internal espionage capers. Sunglasses shielded his eyes as he hypnotically intoned … Continue reading