Tag Archives: Music

The Pausing City: The Met Museum’s 9/11 Commemorative Concert

Cheyenna Weber is the National Organizer for 10 Years + Counting. She wrote this reflection of her experience at a 9/11 concert. She lives in Brooklyn. I woke uneasy on the 10th anniversary, slid my toes into new and stiffly … Continue reading

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Wise Man Tell Me The Truth: Music From Afghanistan

It has been six years since two Berkeley students dreamed up the Afghan Music Project, a project which supports music teachers in Afghanistan who are doing their best to keep the country’s rich musical culture alive amid the still-felt destruction of the Taliban and still … Continue reading

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Peace Piece

Peace Piece (from Everybody Digs Bill Evans, 1958)   The great jazz pianist Bill Evans (1929–1980) was in a studio playing around on the keys while waiting to record his version of “Some Other Time,” from Leonard Bernstein’s musical On … Continue reading

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Droning for Peace

Technicolor Yawn’s DRONE FOR PEACE IN THE KEY OF F, presented here as part of the Olympia Experimental Music Festival and performed in the rotunda of the Capitol’s Legislative Building, manifests as a small ensemble of string players and vocalists, … Continue reading

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Audio Impressions: An Open Letter to George Bush

In 1990, while thousands around the country were marching in protest against U.S. troops being sent to Kuwait for deployment there and in Iraq, Blue Mountain Center former Resident composer Wayne Horvitz invested his own antipathy to what became known … Continue reading

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