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the Prettiest Hill i will die on is that the contrabassoon part in Bartók's concerto for orchestra is 100% unnecessary and can be removed with zero perceptible effect on the work, so we should stop making 3rd bassoonists lug that ungainly contraption on stage for <10 sec of music

Brecht and Weill were shocked when people found Macheath's bad-boy ways seductive instead of repugnant, but in fact this only shows that everyone secretly yearns for the destruction of the current unjust social order and aligns with anyone promising that. In this essay, i w

my latest is live in ! I saw an evening of nine (yes, nine!) composer-performers, and wrote all about it! be proud of me, i only compared one thing to a fish: nationalsawdust.org/thelog/201

i'm the only one in the office i think this means i'm contractually obligated to blast Messiaen

Judaism stuff Afficher plus

i think i just have to accept that my composition résumé looks Weird because my path as a composer has been Weird — like i'm looking at it and it's Odd, but it also Very Definitely tells you my Exact Story, so....

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:blobcattilt: more cis actors playing trans roles
:blobcatuwu: more trans actors playing cis roles
:blobcatfingerguns: more trans people doing everything
:face_think_starry_eyes: more trans people

long post about essays and the communal search for Truth Afficher plus

hello all! my latest is up at the ! i talk about 's new album, which deals with issues of citizenship and belonging, featuring a bunch of new works plus three mazurkas by and a lovely ballade by . i talk a bit about European ethno-nationalism in it, and the Holocaust gets a passing mention

nationalsawdust.org/thelog/201

how am i only just now learning about Nora Holt holy shit

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now taking bets on how long it will be until i write the Werewolf Bar Mitzvah musical

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new alert! i'm in the with a new piece about the 2019 festival! i saw everything except Caroline Shaw's Partita (T.T about missing it, tbh), and wrote about each individual show with some bonus thoughts about the lineup as a whole. click on over and give it a read!

[NB: some of the pieces in this article deal with issues of sexual assault, racism, depression, and suicidal ideation]

nationalsawdust.org/thelog/201

"don't cast men to play trans women" extends to trans men too, tbqh

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