For the next few days I’ll be in Kansas City. I’m giving a couple of lectures to historians and composers at the University of Missouri, and on Saturday evening, 8 PM (with a preconcert talk at 7:15), the town’s premiere new music ensemble newEar is performing my 1991 work Chicago Spiral. The concert’s at All-Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street. Also on the program are Wayne Siegel’s delightful Jackdaw, three pieces from David Lang’s Child, Imanaka by very talented young Kansas City composer Scott Unrein, and Mysterious Numbers, a beautiful orchestra piece by William Duckworth. Quite the postminimalist program. And I’ll be planning out next year’s minimalism conference with my codirector David McIntire.