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This is a blog mostly about composed music of the last few decades, with a focus on that coming from the “Downtown,” minimalist, and post-Cage directions….


This is a blog mostly about composed music of the last few decades, with a focus on that coming from the “Downtown,” minimalist, and post-Cage directions. The opinions expressed here, and the readers sought, admittedly lie far outside the mainstream conventional wisdom of “20th-century music.” If you are the kind of musician who thinks that new music should have a modicum of pitch complexity, if you use “not really serious” as a pejorative, if you look down your nose at music that “panders” to the audience, please go elsewhere. This is a place to gather for people who think that brand-new music can sometimes be joyous, clear, seductive, ingratiating, and/or simple, and still well-worth listening to and exploring.

 

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