WRITINGS ON MUSIC
A blog for The New York Times' series "The Score"
In March, 2007, I contributed four weekly articles to the New York Times' TimesSelect series "The Score", which featured four composers (Glenn Branca, Michael Gordon, Alvin Curran and myself) writing on music. My articles, which focus on the compositional process, are now posted on this website.
Click on any title below to read a reprint of an article.
Composer House Arrest
Read about composer house arrest, writing music in my pajamas, and the untypical workday
Creating music in the factory: my all-expense paid six weeks in Nuremberg, Germany
How I Learned to Love the Wrong Notes
On manufacturing tangled ivory, and the long journey from Chinese restaurants, fly-by-night bars, and punk clubs, to concert halls
Bringing in the Noise
Here's the inside story about noise, sex tapes, Steve Reich, and New Orleans riverboats
"Fiddling with Sputnik: How I wrote Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites"
Published in"Arcana II: Musicians on Music" edited by John Zorn
Click here to buy it from Tzadik
"Music and the Creative Spirit: Innovators in Jazz, Improvisation, and the Avant Garde "
An interview by Lloyd Peterson
Click here to buy it from Scarecrow Press
"Contemporary Music Review: a threeway talk"
Frances-Marie Uitti interviewing Gosfield and Roger Kleier on Improvisation
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Click here to read a full bibliography
Click here to read an artist's statement
Click here to read program notes for all compositions
Click here to read an article from Avant Magazine on EWA7