Writings About Music

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featured at kylegann.com from 1998-2010

La Monte Young, master of minimalism and perfectly tuned drones, now with his own authorized web page

Robert Ashley, the leading opera composer of the late 20th century, an amazing, visionary composer

William Duckworth, the leading postminimalist and a composer of enchanting piano and chamber works

Rhys Chatham, a seminal figure in Downtown music and composer of works for 100 electric guitars

Pauline Oliveros, pioneer of meditation music, and one of the great organizers for new music

Philip Glass, the minimalist whose early rhythms and harmonies Kyle Gann was most influenced by

Glenn Branca, creator of symphonies for electric guitars

Diamanda Galas, spine-tingling songstress of the avant-garde

Doctor Nerve, Nick Didkovsky's New York ensemble for hot computer-written rock/jazz/classical fusion

Harry Partch Lives in Corporeal, a spirited debate forum for hard- and soft-core Partchians

Salvatore Martirano, one of the great Midwest originals

Michael Robinson, a west-coast live-electronics composer of wild imagination

Anthony P. De Ritis, computer music whiz and Kyle Gann's most famous and thriving composition student, now on faculty at Northeastern University

Kaikhosru Sorabji, acerbic critic and Parsi composer of gargantuan piano works

Giacinto Sclesi, Italian mystic composer with a "one-tone" philosophy of music

Ivan Wyschnegradsky, amazing Russian-born composer whose mystical vision impelled him to write music in quarter-tones and sixth-tones