Making music is a social activity. There are exceptions, of course, but ever since human beings started to make music, we have done so with other people, whether in a concert hall or a social ceremony.
The clock on stage showed a prompt 7:02 as White Hills opened their set on a wet butfinallysomewhat warm Tuesday night in Manhattan. Guitarist Dave W. stood stage right, holding back initially as bassist Ego Sensation, stage left, laid out a simple phrase descending step-wise over a sparse drumbeat.
Filmmaker and composer John Carpenters most notorious antagonist is known to most as Michael Myers, but in the credits of 1978s Halloween, the hulking killer is identified as simply the Shape.
A thoughtful, discerning, and carefully compiled list of the most notable, promising and unique musical events for the month of March in New York City.
What does it mean to be a composer? Like many words, its definition and cultural significance have accrued through the ages. The definitionsomeone who writes musicis plain enough, but the way the word has been used in Western culture for the last 300 years
Besides a gramophone perched by the staircase, there is little trace of the antiquated at SubCulture, NoHos latest underground performance venue. The whole place has a squeaky kind of newness to it, perhaps because it opened its doors a mere two Septembers ago,
Punk was theater well before Green Day hit Broadway. Spotty teens in London dressed like warriors and put on a show while yelling for revolution. Growing up in Central Illinois, a third of a world away and a few years after the punk explosion, those guitars of rebellion were everything to me. I was avidly buying new wave,
Recently, composer/musician/curator Dan Joseph and I discussed Matisse and how with the simple action of the scissors he managed to blur the boundaries between color and image, almost literally obliterating the use of the concretized line. Similar to what Joseph does with his stunning minimalist compositions and playing