Post-Modernism vs. Minimalism

Yesterday I had a long loooooong discussion with Noam Faingold about whether minimalism is included in the container that is Post-Modernism.  I was arguing that it was, based on my belief that post-modernism was analogous to post-world war two (he promptly took me to task for that), and that because there are unified cultural themes […]

What’s the Avant Garde?

Terry Riley may look rediculous, but he is one of the leaders of a principal post-modern avant garde movement.

I’ve been thinking a ton about where classical art music is going these days, and I consistently get drawn to looking back at prior avant-garde movements that developed into important musical movements.  Consider the […]