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Performer-Composer Dialogues in Contemporary Music, or, Writing Music is Hard (Part I)

By Zach Sheets   In his essays The Ideology of Performer-as-Interpreter and An interdisciplinary approach to music performance, fellow Soonest Mended writer Keir GoGwilt poses many interesting questions for discussion … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Music Performance?

By Keir GoGwilt, editor Much time has expired since the wooden stage was the most important arena for music performance. To cope with this development we need new thinking, new … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Ideology of Performer-as-Interpreter

By Keir GoGwilt, editor “Perspectives must be fashioned that displace and estrange the world…To gain such perspectives without velleity or violence, entirely from felt contact with its objects—this alone is … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Transparent Violin

By Keir GoGwilt, writer (relevant section from 3:35-5:26) In this video, Yehudi Menuhin invites us to observe technical movements of his body in performance. Various technological effects render the isolation of … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 7 Comments