Blogger Updates

RSS Christian Carey

RSS Jay C. Batzner

RSS Lawrence Dillon

CD Reviews

Cast and Crew

Steve Layton

Managing Editor

Christian Carey

Contributing Editors:
Galen H. Brown

Chris Becker
Armando Bayolo
Garrett Schumann
Wes Flinn
Rob Deemer
Paul Bailey
Polly Moller
Ilona Oltuski
Elliot Cole
Ed Lawes
Scott Unrein
Iván Sparrow
James Holt
Lanier Sammons
Rodney Lister
Jerry Zinser

Jerry Bowles
(212) 582-3791

Founding Publisher:
Duane Harper Grant

Send Review CDs to:
Chrisitan Carey
218 Augusta Street
South Amboy NJ 08879

Featured Release

3 Disks
For Christian Wolff
Morton Feldman
California Ear Unit

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Music Blogs


Listen Online:

RSS Scott Unrein’s Nonpop Podcast

Kalvos & Damian!
& Noizepunk and Das Krooner

The longest-running New & Nonpop music program on the web.

Counterstream Radio
Streaming radio from New Music USA.

Q2 Music - WQXR
New York-based online station devoted to the music of living composers.


Contest. Contest. Who wants to win tickets to Magnus Lindberg’s Kraft for next Tuesday night?

I was supposed to run a contest promoting the premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Kraft tonight at the NYPhil but I forgot (that’ll teach them to do business with a card-carrying member of the Medicare set) so this is a makeup.  I have tickets for the October 12 performance for the first person who can tell me the name of American composer whose Second Symphony is based on a single lyrical motif and explain what in the hell this has to do with Magnus Lindberg.  I also have a pair for the first person to correctly identify the Helsinki hotel at whose bar my wife and I paid $50 for two bloody marys about 20 years ago.  One hotel per person, please.  Bonne chance.

New clue: Jose’s Howard Hanson is a good try and may be the winner but he is not the composer or connection to Magnus Lindberg I had in mind.  So, here’s an additional clue:  the composer in question was also a pretty well-known music critic and he died at 63.


Comment from Jose Simbulan
Time: October 8, 2010, 2:02 am

I’ll start with the hotel: Hotel Kamp.

Comment from Jose Simbulan
Time: October 8, 2010, 2:22 am

As for the American composer: Howard Hanson.

The tie: Howard Hanson was very active with UNESCO. Magnus Lindberg’s “Kraft” was the selected work of UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in 1986.

Comment from Dave
Time: October 8, 2010, 9:54 pm

Lester Trimble. He was the second New York Philharmonic Composer-in-Residence (1967-68). Magnus Lindberg is the sixth.

Comment from Jose Simbulan
Time: October 11, 2010, 1:54 pm

Well… Can I guess another hotel then? If so: Sokos Hotel Vaakuna. ;)

Comment from Jerry Bowles
Time: October 12, 2010, 9:05 am

Hey, Dave and Jose. Dave had Lester Trimble right and Jose had the right hotel. Contact me immediately and I’ll tell you how to get the tickets. Send me a note at