If you’re in the Bard area, tomorrow afternoon I’m sponsoring a talk on Serbian music by my musicologist friend Dragana Stojanovic-Novicic, who’s in the States researching Cage’s early music for one of her many projects. She’s a fantastic scholar, obsessed with detail, and has taught me a lot about Nancarrow from his correspondence – I’m trying to convince her she’s the perfect person to write a biography. Here she’ll be going through the variety of 20th-century Serbian music, talking most importantly about Ljubica Maric (1909-2003), Serbia’s national innovative modernist. The talk’s Thursday, April 16, at 4, Room 217 in the Blum music building at Bard College.
Next Monday, April 20, Justin Kolb will play my Private Dances at Victoria Bond’s “Cutting Edge Concerts” series at Symphony Space. At 6:30 before the concert, Justin and I will participate in a preconcert discussion panel, and the concert’s at 7:30. The other composers on for the evening are William Bolcom, Derek Bermel, Yeon Lee, and Mark Grey. Broadway at 95th. If you read the blog, come say hi!