Works list updates

Those of you who keep a semi-regular eye on this site will have noticed that the Works List changes fairly drastically from time to time. Works appear to mutate, disappear, and even reappear. This is not entirely capricious. Being an…

luminous, ghosts of motion …and beyond

I have been notably absent from the blog over the last three or so weeks. This is a consequence of my being nosedown in a pair of pieces, both now provisionally finished. The first is luminous for solo vibraphone, written…

The Notation Game

A change in my notation occurred in about 1995. Previously I had adopted a semiotically information-rich notation that I thought conveyed a considerable amount of useful information to the perceiver. However, a couple of decades of explanations and performances seemed…

An industry-mandated musical monoculture

In my recent interview for Score Follower I referred to a remark in an article in the New Yorker that said “The winner-take-all economics of online media … means that if streaming doesn’t work for jazz and classical music, then…

My world and welcome to it

By now, most visitors will be aware that this website is a joint creation, dreamt up by me (CD) but supervised and administered by my colleague, Andrew Bernard. All of the quirky elements on these pages are down to me;…