February 26th, 2015

CAP26 Writing About Music

It’s a listener request! In a slight deviation from our usual format, we convene a panel of three composers and one writer to discuss how people write about music: the words they use to describe the sounds, the instruments, and the process of composition/performance itself. Listener and author Geoffrey Wells reached out with this topic and I was eager to address it. Mr. Wells was gracious enough to join the conversation. In a wonderful coincidence, the accomplished and eloquent Jenny Olivia Johnson and the astute and penetrating Christine Chen were in LA just in time to join me and Geoffrey to ponder the role, responsibility, and limits of words describing music.

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