I’ve written a lot of music to my own texts, and a bunch of it is uranuscoming out on CD this week.  Some of the texts are very sweet; some of them are completely demented.   But my wildest imagination couldn’t have invented the sweetly demented title my four-year-old son came up with the other day.

He told me he wanted to write “Love Songs From Uranus.”

I don’t even want to think about how that would sound.

And speaking of unfathomables, for those of you who live in the Philadelphia area: the Daedalus Quartet will give the Philadelphia premiere of my String Quartet No. 4: The Infinite Sphere this Sunday in UPenn’s Irvine Auditorium.  The Infinite Sphere will serve as a prelude to Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.   I understand there’s some Beethoven in the vicinity as well, and the price of admission is an unhefty $0.  Should be a juicy show.

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