It Must Be True

Hey, I got mentioned in the Times, in connection with Mark Morris. I love how the dance critics think the Disklavier is neat and sort of spooky, unlike musicians, who often see it as a problematic performance situation in need of rectification, somehow.

UPDATE: I can tell you why, as a composer, I prefer dance to theater. I’ve written for theater, and gotten always the same question, rehearsal after rehearsal: “Can it be softer?” Mark Morris asked if it could be louder, and I fell in love.

Comments

  1. says

    for dancers, a player piano has a theatric quality similar to mechanized moving sets — neato! for musicians, a player piano has a theatric quality similar to milli vanilli or ashley simpson — you evil faker trying to replace real musicians and all the hard work we’ve done! if you’ve never fantasized about being a performing musician (rockin’ pianist, omnipotent conductor, what have you), or if you have but have come to grips that it’s not happening for you, then the disklavier seems like either the spawn of satan or a godsend. it all depends on your worldview…

  2. says

    Kyle, congratulations! Very nice article, although they should have talked up the music even more than they did 8-)
    KG replies: Hey – I’d rather get a nice side mention in a dance review than be rampantly misunderstood by some music critic.

  3. says

    I’ve found that most dance critics rarely say anything about the music. In some reviews I’ve read the music or the composer isn’t even mentioned. It’s very frustrating. So consider yourself very lucky indeed.
    I love doing music for dance. Seeing your music in gesture and movement is really … er .. moving.