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Mozart’s Music of Friends – Edward Klorman

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

In Mozart’s Music of Friends, you explore social interplay as a metaphor for interaction among the players within a chamber ensemble. What led you to this topic?

During my undergrad at Juilliard, I was playing viola in a quartet, and our coach used the most wonderful interpretations and imagery. Say, one violin begins by singing a sweet melody, when the other violin enters in a love duet. The viola keeps trying to “butt in” and take the conversation in a more serious direction, but the cello just can’t be bothered by the whole exchange.

I’ve always been struck how intuitive such anthropomorphic language is to many performers — but that it’s not usually something a musical scholar would write. This book gave me a way to bring the scholarly and performance perspectives together. By examining the historical and theoretical underpinnings of performers’ experiences of this repertoire, I’ve united two parts of my musical life.

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Pocket Ranch Haiku

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Then
Music speaks to me.
Can I transmute it to words?
(Why would I do this?)

In Between
Hijacked by software:
Elegant, abstract patterns.
A byte is a meal.

Now
Bytes about music.
earsense joins the internet:
world-wide web of words.