Category: music

Still Learning to Listen, Facing North

I’m listening to my new CD called Facing North.  The names on the cover are Meredith Monk and Robert Een, Meredith Monk being the more famous of the two, but both musicians and dancers....

Learning to Listen

I’ve set myself a long, slow project: learning to listen to music. There’s a low rumble of piano lessons in the distant background (from age 6), lessons focussed on the solo literature and good music, which is to...

More listening

I’ve been carrying on with my music project.  It’s been full of surprises — what I’d call a success, in other words. I think I am learning to listen. What began as a systematic, linear move...

Chord Change

The best news in many days came from Germany this morning, specifically from the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt. There, a performance of an organ composition by the irrepressibly inventive musician John Cage...