Author Archives: The Box Is Empty

REVIEW – Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music – R. Andrew Lee, Piano

Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music R. Andrew Lee, piano Will Robin, program note Irritable Hedgehog Records 1) Drawing No. 5 (Triangles) 2) Drawing No. 3 (Slow Title) 3) Drawing No. 4 (Triangle, Broken Horizontal and Vertical Lines, Rectangles, and Parallelograms)

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REVIEW – Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music – R. Andrew Lee, Piano

Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music R. Andrew Lee, piano Will Robin, program note Irritable Hedgehog Records 1) Drawing No. 5 (Triangles) 2) Drawing No. 3 (Slow Title) 3) Drawing No. 4 (Triangle, Broken Horizontal and Vertical Lines, Rectangles, and Parallelograms)

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REVIEW – Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble October 2014 ––––––– Three Madrigals – Max Grafe Bantams in Pinewood Tea Fabliau of Florida 4. Squarepushers – Amanda Feery 5. Le Salève – Jonathan Sokol 6. Decantations for voices – Ravi

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REVIEW – Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble October 2014 ––––––– Three Madrigals – Max Grafe Bantams in Pinewood Tea Fabliau of Florida 4. Squarepushers – Amanda Feery 5. Le Salève – Jonathan Sokol 6. Decantations for voices – Ravi

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On Electro-Acoustic Music: Reich and Risset – Introducing Giverny McAndry – Part 2

In her last post, Giverny dealt with some of the problems of defining electronic music, and dove into Grisey’s Les Espaces Acoustiques III: Partiels (1974).  Now a discussion of Reich’s Three Tales Act III – Dolly (2002) and Risset’s Eight Sketches: Duet

On Electro-Acoustic Music: Reich and Risset – Introducing Giverny McAndry – Part 2

In her last post, Giverny dealt with some of the problems of defining electronic music, and dove into Grisey’s Les Espaces Acoustiques III: Partiels (1974).  Now a discussion of Reich’s Three Tales Act III – Dolly (2002) and Risset’s Eight Sketches: Duet

On Electro-Acoustic Music: Grisey – Introducing Giverny McAndry – Part 1

There’s a new voice here on the blog.  Her name is Giverny McAndry, and she’ll be contributing some UK-based articles, reviews, and write-ups to The Box Is Empty.  By means of introduction to her and some of her thoughts on

On Electro-Acoustic Music: Grisey – Introducing Giverny McAndry – Part 1

There’s a new voice here on the blog.  Her name is Giverny McAndry, and she’ll be contributing some UK-based articles, reviews, and write-ups to The Box Is Empty.  By means of introduction to her and some of her thoughts on

THE BOX IS EMPTY PRESENTS – Andrew Lee, piano – In his own words

We are very excited to be presenting pianist R. Andrew Lee performing Dennis Johnson’s proto-minimalist masterwork November. The piece is spare and meditative, and an astonishing four hours Long. It also holds the unique and auspicious place in American music

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THE BOX IS EMPTY PRESENTS – Andrew Lee, piano – In his own words

We are very excited to be presenting pianist R. Andrew Lee performing Dennis Johnson’s proto-minimalist masterwork November. The piece is spare and meditative, and an astonishing four hours Long. It also holds the unique and auspicious place in American music

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REVIEW – “Orchestral ‘mer’ Rewards Meditative Listening” by Sally James

* * * The sounds tumbled and drifted during a mesmerizing chamber orchestra piece by John Teske at its premiere in Seattle Saturday. Rather than take the audience on a narrative drive, the composer set loose his twenty-six chamber musicians

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REVIEW – “Orchestral ‘mer’ Rewards Meditative Listening” by Sally James

* * * The sounds tumbled and drifted during a mesmerizing chamber orchestra piece by John Teske at its premiere in Seattle Saturday. Rather than take the audience on a narrative drive, the composer set loose his twenty-six chamber musicians

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PREVIEW – whateverandeveramen’s #TwitterCommission

Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Washington Cultural Center Theater, $10 in advance or at the door. This Saturday, new Seattle choral ensemble whateverandeveramen present the newest of their innovations: The #TwitterCommission. Composers from around the

PREVIEW – whateverandeveramen’s #TwitterCommission

Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Washington Cultural Center Theater, $10 in advance or at the door. This Saturday, new Seattle choral ensemble whateverandeveramen present the newest of their innovations: The #TwitterCommission. Composers from around the