2017-01-23T12:43:55-05:00Parakeet at Chand Baori. The first American performance of Kaikhosru Sorabji's gigantic Organ Symphony No. 2 — or, indeed, of any of Sorabji's organ music — will take place at the University of Iowa School of Music on Feb. 10....
2017-01-16T06:02:40-05:00Guerrilla Minimalism. The New Yorker, Jan. 23, 2017.
2017-01-16T05:08:00-05:00On Jan. 21, I will be speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in the company of Ruth Padel. This is my first visit to India, and I'm eager to augment my paltry knowledge of the subcontinent's great classical traditions.
2017-01-02T14:51:21-05:00Sleight of Hand. The New Yorker, Jan. 9, 2017.
2016-12-31T11:32:04-05:00A review/preview for The New Yorker's Goings On section.
2016-12-31T11:06:08-05:00"A blizzard is raging outside the windows as 1944 approaches. It will be a year of happiness, of joy, of victory, a year that will bring us all much joy. The freedom-loving Peoples will at last throw off the yoke...
"A blizzard is raging outside the windows as 1944 approaches. It will be a year of happiness, of joy, of victory, a year that will bring us all much joy. The freedom-loving Peoples will at last throw off the yoke of Hitlerism, peace will reign over the whole world, and we shall live once more in peace under the sun of Stalin’s Constitution. Of this I am convinced, and consequently experience feelings of unalloyed joy."
— Shostakovich, letter to Isaak Glikman, 12/31/43
2016-12-28T10:14:40-05:00Picture taken in 1985.
2016-12-26T00:19:51-05:00Holy Dread. The New Yorker, Jan. 2, 2017.