I’ve been too busy recording a new CD to take note, but in response to my postminimalism essay composer Galen Brown has started his own history of postminimalism over on Sequenza 21. It’s in installments, and he got to talking about conceptual art, and I don’t know where he’s going with it yet, so it’s kind of a cliff-hanger. I look forward to Episode 2.
For years I’ve wished some younger Kyle Gann would come along and take over the responsibility I still feel of chronicling music of my generation. I strongly suspect that the Village Voice, under new and less idealistic management, would no longer hire a person to do this, but it might be worth a try. Of course, Tom Johnson’s devout fans were terribly disappointed in Greg Sandow, and Greg’s fans were just as disappointed with me, and so if someone does come along and make a career out of describing and contextualizing the new music, he or she’ll likely make no friends among people who like what I do. But I’ll root for him anyway.