I've added Alan Thiesen to the Blogroll. His post on Elliott Carter is a winner. Speaking of the Blogroll, has anybody heard anything from Mark Dancigers and/or Martin Suckling lately?
Alex Ross on film music in general and Philip Glass in particular.
Interesting article from the Chronicle of Higher Education on giving up an academic career not because you can't get a job, but because the students you train won't be able to get one.
Kyle Gann waxes eloquent on composers' politics and personality. The last sentence is very fine:
When we love the music and are disappointed in the musician, we can only tolerantly shake our heads and wonder at what fallible vessels the Spirit of Music embraces to express itself through.Have you read Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men? You should.