Music to Look In For: Kurtag's Kafka FragmentsBy Alan Lockwood
"Kafka Fragments," Györg Kurtágs song cycle presented in Dawn Upshaws Perspective series at Carnegies Zankel Hall during mid-Januarywith a level of pomp befitting a new staging by director Peter Sellarswas completed and premiered back in 1987.
The Sound Your Eyes Can FollowBy Holly Tavel
I recently stumbled across the Ennio Morricone soundtrack to Orca, a late-seventies horror-of-nature flick about a vengeful killer whale, intended to cash in on the fear of all things aquatic ushered into the collective unconscious by Jaws a couple of years earlier.
In Praise of the SegueBy Dave Mandl
The cultural changes wrought by the iPod and the MP3-trading movement are now well known, but heres something to add to the list: It seems that radio listening habitsor at least online radio listening habitshave been deeply affected as well.