ARTICLES ON MUSIC
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ARTICLES IN THE NY TIMES "OPINIONATOR"
Read CONFESSIONS OF A COMPOSERESS
The advantages of being female and a composer with high hair
Or click here to read six essays from The New York Times
In December, 2009, The New York Times Opinionator section published my essay "Advice to Young Composers." as part of their series "The Score." Read about why we should all consider ourselves young composers, and always be ready with a joke when the electronics crash.
"The Score" debuted in March, 2007, when I contributed four weekly articles. In its original form, the New York Times' series 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 my website as well.
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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
INTERVIEWS WITH COMPOSER PW SCHRECK
Read about his pioneering work with improvisation, piano harp, multiple detuned pianos, & music in WWII propaganda cartoons
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Read an article from Avant Magazine on EWA7
"Fiddling with Sputnik: How I wrote Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites"
Published in"Arcana II: Musicians on Music" edited by John Zorn
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"Music and the Creative Spirit: Innovators in Jazz, Improvisation, and the Avant Garde "
An interview by Lloyd Peterson
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"Contemporary Music Review: a threeway talk"
Frances-Marie Uitti interviewing Gosfield and Roger Kleier on Improvisation
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