“For me music is a daily practice that I try to deepen in the sense that I get to understand more about what music really is, and sometimes what I think it really is is the simplest elements — elements that are just basic to music, that when they can come forward, are the things that need to be there…..”

(Mike Rubin, “Terry Riley’s Avant-Garde Sounds Are Still Casting Spells,” NYTimes, 12-19-19)

This remark by Terry Riley stymies me in the fruitful way that musicology does.

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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