Musical Hegemony: Inverted Cultural Appropriation and Bright Sheng’s “Seven Tunes Heard in China”

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”

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He Will Die Howling: Fractured Reality and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ “Eight Songs for a Mad King”

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”