Jeanne Lee (1939-2000) was a poet and vocalist of wide-ranging musical talents who pushed the formal boundaries of jazz to create emotional soundscapes of wordless melodies.
Composers John Cage and R. Murray Schafer sculpt sound into moments that evade on-demand consumption. What can we learn from these sonic environments?
“If creative music is under celebrated and under documented compared to other eras in jazz, the women who played a role in the music are doubly so,” writes Leena Mahan. The former radio DJ will use this column as a space to profile women jazz artists.
Ken Thomson exemplifies a new generation of composers tasked with picking up the pieces of music history.
The last single person among her friends, a young woman recognizes herself in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’.
Conrad Winslow on the interdisciplinary inspiration behind his work, feeling the music, and the 21st-century taste for disjunction.
Mariel Roberts explains how new music opens ears, and minds.