NaBloPoMo Day 15!
The conclusion to my little series on criticism continues to brew, so I thought in the meantime I’d post some Actual Music. Have you ever heard the quote, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”? I think I had first heard it attributed to Laurie Anderson, but apparently it’s one of those things that have several alleged sources — here’s a rundown. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that one of my musical idols is in the running!
Here’s a piece I wrote and performed when I was in the thick of coursework in my Ph.D. program. I was torn between, among other things, highfalutin academic ideals on the one hand, and my own slightly quirky notions of beauty on the other. I was also tired of being so dang serious all the time, so I decided to have a little fun (the fun part comes toward the end, so, if I may beg your indulgence be sure to listen to the whole thing! 🙂 )
It’s called “Second Thoughts.” Enjoy!