[microsound-announce] New podcast: Musicologist and writer James Pritchett talks about the work of John Cage, David Tudor and Morton Feldman
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Thu Nov 15 05:07:45 EST 2012
*New podcast: SON[I]A #166. Interview with James Pritchett
James Pritchett about the work of John Cage, David Tudor and Morton
Feldman, and the direct link between his way of studying, playing and
writing about their music.
James Pritchett is a musicologist, writer, pianist and software designer.
In 1992, he completed 'The Music of John Cage', the only critical survey of
John Cage's entire body of work that has been published. With its thorough
research and insightful description of Cage's thought, methodologies and
compositions, it has become a key reference work for anybody interested in
the work of this unique musician. Feeling out of place in the field of
academic musicology, Pritchett decided to explore more creative ways of
writing about music in articles, lectures and CD liner notes, always, as he
says, trying "to tell a good story about the music." He has also studied
and written about the music of David Tudor and, more recently, Morton
His curiosity about the processes of electronic music led Pritchett to
teach himself programming, and he has designed the software for musical
compositions and sound installations by his wife, the composer Frances
White, as well as other musicians and artists. Since 1999, he has worked as
the Manager of Technology Developement at the National Headquarters of
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.
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