Just learned that my song cycle Your Staccato Ways was favorably reviewed by Joanne Sydney Lessner in last Month’s Opera News: “Among the other premieres, Kyle Gann’s Your Staccato Ways stood out for its well-crafted songs, particularly the harmonically restless ‘Couplets’ and the rag-infused ‘Hotel Minor,’ delivered by the appealing tenor Corey Hart.”
UPDATE: And a few more odds and ends – as usual, more for my own bookkeeping than because they will edify you. Roberto Friedman at San Francisco’s Edge Media Network liked my War Is Just a Racket better than anything else on Sarah Cahill’s DC. There is a similarly belated review in Spanish of the Orkest de Volharding CD containing my piano concerto Sunken City. Apparently there is a performance of my guitar quartet Composure coming up on Sept. 3 by the Quarteto Corda Nova in Brazil, at the Sala Ouro Preto of the Hotel Verdes Mares. Never heard about it, I guess they got the score off my web site; I would have been glad to send them parts. And the same site that reviewed Sunken City gave me a big laugh with an article on Steve Reich mentioning that, besides Reich, other minimalists include Glass, Riley, Kyle Gann, Michael Nyman, and La Monte Young. Makes you wonder what’s up with Spanish-language Google.