Writings about Music
I don't know much about saints. I was moved reading how French soldiers imperiled and dying on the battlefields of World War One prayed for Joan of Arc to save them.
Laura Nyro is certainly a musical saint of our time.
She is so enchanting and inspiring - pure like an angel. Her music overflows with profound content and feeling. She addresses all the things that imperil us, having solutions, too. Just listen to her music and she's still here, right here with us now.
More detail about why I feel the music of Laura Nyro is so elevated here.
- Michael Robinson, May 2021, Los Angeles
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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and musicologist who has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University.