Posts tagged ‘american music’
Ryan decided to take a break from Facebook this month, which means he didn’t find out about the sudden passing of composer Marvin Hamlisch in the typical manner. Rather than encounter a series of status updates and links to YouTube videos or obituaries, he happened upon the news while browsing headlines this morning. They inspired this post.
Ryan Banagale on a recent arrangement and performance of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite.
Ryan reviews day two of the Echoes of Ellington Conference at UT-Austin.
Ryan Raul Bañagale reports on day 1 of UT-Austin’s “Echoes of Ellington” conference.
Ryan Raul Bañagale blogs about Stevie Wonder receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song last week. Its neither the first award in the name of Gershwin nor the first time that such a prize has resulted in the premiere of new music.
Ryan Raul Bañagale spends part of Martin Luther King Day thinking about the work of August Wilson, fictionalized music history, its musicological potential.