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;…