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Musical Mashup or Composers Say the Darndest Things

From the CBC:

Toronto composer James Rolfe has won the $7,500 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for his contemporary work raW, the Canada Council for the Arts announced Thursday.

raW, written during the buildup to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, won the award designed to encourage the creation of new Canadian chamber music. It was chosen from a field of 115 new compositions.

The work “was written by filtering J. S. Bach’s Second Brandenburg Concerto through Bob Marley’s War (first movement), Burning Spear’s The Invasion (second movement), and John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever (third movement),” Rolfe said. 

Does anybody remember who I gave Lee Hyla’s latest CD to review?  Hope it wasn’t Evan since he’s wandered off somewhere until February. If it was somebody else, please review it because I promised.  

I have a bunch of new stuff lying around although some of you still owe me from last year.  How about this one:  John Cage’s Postcard from Heaven for 1-20 harps?



Comment from Evan Johnson
Time: January 4, 2007, 1:47 pm

I haven’t wandered off, I am just temporarily separated from my CDs. A painful exile indeed.

It wasn’t me, anyway.

Comment from Galen H. Brown
Time: January 4, 2007, 2:14 pm

It was me. The Hyla CD is awesome, but I haven’t had a chance to give it the review it deserves. Real soon, now, I promise.

Comment from david toub
Time: January 4, 2007, 2:24 pm

Hey Jerry, I’m not being exiled anytime soon—let me know if you need anything reviewed. Thanks!

Comment from Jay Batzner
Time: January 5, 2007, 9:46 am

I’m still up for any and all reviews you want to ship my way, too.

Comment from Nathan Bibb
Time: January 5, 2007, 9:46 am

I have finally been de-exiled (read: I have moved into my house after a month in limbo and am slowly emerging from cardboard boxes) so my reviews from last year will soon be filtering in.