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Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

As the New York Times put it: “master of complexity”.

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Chalking Things Up

I’m being charitable when I say that I never warmed up to whiteboards. In one sense they are much smoother to write on and easier to erase, but ‘smoother’ and ‘easier’ aren’t always reasons to like something. I still prefer … Continue reading

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Doppelgänger: Stewart and The Tramp

(Inspired by the “Separated at Birth?“ series over at Orange Crate Art.) This is a bit out of the ordinary, but it was too uncanny to go unmentioned. While watching a documentary about The Great Dictator, I saw some footage of a … Continue reading

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Fischer’s Gambit

Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images A photo essay from Time of a young, brilliant Bobby Fischer can be found here.

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“Can You Live Without Music?”

If you wanted to study with Nadia Boulanger, that was likely the first question she would ask you. “If you can live without music then thank the Lord, and goodbye.” Of course, this question—and its consequences—are luxuries of the private … Continue reading

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Counterpoint.

Manicule source: Lexikaliker.

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