Newsletter

Feb
10
In Search of Lost Time

In Search of Lost Time

Stray thoughts about timeliness, service, the creative urge, and the never-ending search for equilibrium.
9 min read
Jan
30
For the Record: January 29, 2021

For the Record: January 29, 2021

Keeping tabs on new recordings of interest to the new-music community, on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, and digital-only formats—including an Album of the Week by Chicago composer Hali Palombo.
6 min read
Jan
14
The spirit of radio

The spirit of radio

Begin your day with a friendly voice, a companion unobtrusive: Here's the latest news, streaming picks, and a Video of the Week featuring Apartment House playing Morton Feldman, gorgeously.
6 min read
Jan
01
2020, on the record.

2020, on the record.

Several lists celebrating some of the most extraordinary contemporary and classical recordings and archival releases that arrived in 2020, making the year more resonant and harmonious.
4 min read
Dec
31
A year unlike any other.

A year unlike any other.

Some thoughts at the end of a year we spent alone together, and some recognition for the individuals, organizations, and events – terrestrial and virtual and back again – that made a lasting impact.
11 min read
Dec
12
For the Record: December 11, 2020

For the Record: December 11, 2020

Keeping tabs on new recordings of interest to the new-music community, on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, and digital-only formats—including a timely gift of easeful beauty from composer Linda Catlin Smith.
3 min read
Dec
09
Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Barreling toward the end of the year with timely news, abundant streaming picks, and an exclusive Video of the Week premiere from the iconic composer, performer, and bandleader Carla Bley.
9 min read
Dec
04
For the Record: December 4, 2020

For the Record: December 4, 2020

Keeping tabs on new recordings of interest to the new-music community, on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, and digital-only formats—including a whole flock of tips for Bandcamp Friday.
2 min read
Dec
03
Giving Thanks 2: Acknowledgement.

Giving Thanks 2: Acknowledgement.

A hearty message of gratitude from a humbled writer, plus news tips, streaming picks, and a Video of the Week featuring an extensive Jessica Pavone piece for strings and soloists.
8 min read
Nov
27
For the Record: November 27, 2020

For the Record: November 27, 2020

Keeping tabs on new recordings of interest to the new-music community, on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, and digital-only formats—including an Album of the Week by Randy Gibson with distanced friends.
6 min read