In which science fiction blossoms into beautiful diversity, while Western Art music doesn’t quite do the same. … More Musical Hegemony: Inverted Cultural Appropriation and Bright Sheng’s “Seven Tunes Heard in China”
In which King George III sings to birds, which may or may not be real, but are probably not very happy with his singing. … More He Will Die Howling: Fractured Reality and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ “Eight Songs for a Mad King”
In which the Daniel shouts into the endless depths of social media, which, predictably, yields little result. … More Blue Notebooks: The Unfathomable Void of the Internet and Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight”
In which Daniel unravels much internalized misogyny and homophobia bound up in his singing. … More May Your Song Always Be Sung: Vocal Identity and John Corigliano’s “Mr. Tambourine Man: No. 7: Forever Young”
In which Ovid is reimagined, youth dance, and the highway becomes mystical.
In which bold statements are proclaimed, atonal piano chords are arpeggiated, and Daniel dances to outrageously trashy pop music late into the night. … More Strange Imaginary Animals: Anti-Intellectualism and Gordon Fitzell’s “Violence”