Iris Murdoch and Bryan Magee

Iris Murdoch and Bryan Magee

I’ve just read a transcript of an interview between Bryan Magee and Iris Murdoch. The interview is particularly interesting now that we are living in the midst of a culture where so many musicians are trying to use their art to advocate for social issues. Magee...
Let’s Talk About Music with Sergio Barer

Let’s Talk About Music with Sergio Barer

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with composer/pianist Sergio Barer to talk about some of my more recent compositional output. I don’t always like to do this because composers talking about their own music tends to bore me to death. However,...
Carol Ragnarok 2020 Covid Edition Week 4 Recap

Carol Ragnarok 2020 | Week 2 recap

Carol Ragnarok Week 2 did not disappoint. Here’s the recap in case you missed anything. The week began with me testing John with a Ralph Vaughan Williams Rhosymedre where the main melody was replaced with O Tannenbaum. John, seeing the rocky terrain, chose...
Carol Ragnarok 2020 Covid Edition Week 4 Recap

Carol Ragnarok 2020 Week 1 recap

Each year in December an irresistable force meets and unmovable object to test their musical wits in a carol reinvention contest known as Carol Ragnarok. Basically, John Conahan and I fool around in our spare time. In case you missed any entries from week one,...