Why we do what we do

Thursday 21 September 2006

“The opportunity to hear lousy music live is greatly underrated.”

  1. What a weird site. One minute he's talking about the relative worth of serialism and tonal music, the next he's grumbling about those evil corporate elites (whoever they may be – I suspect they don't exist) who have stopped his music from gaining a new audience.

  2. He's one of the good guys and knows his stuff*, but he has a few bees in his bonnet. I expect his idea of corporate elites are much more small-scale than ours, being such as the likes of Elliott Carter and the Lincoln Center, more than Rupert Murdoch and Sony BMG.

    * Pardon me for quoting the opening narration for every episode of Renegade.