Category: gateway

Gateway: Arvo Pärt

Whenever I introduce myself as a “composer”, there are only a few logical follow-up questions. “What kind of music do you write?” OR “How does that work exactly? How do you make money?” Despite the difficulty of self-definition (and limitation), I much prefer the former question. That is, however, until I realize that most people... Read more »

Gateway: Reich

At one point music thought it should tell stories; at another, it thought it represented pure emotion.  These days, each composer embraces his or her own unique mix of beliefs regarding music’s expressive and communicative potential.   Steve Reich is a minimalist composer who uses repetitive patterns that evolve slowly in time.  In some it... Read more »