Milhaud is Tacky, So Says Krenek (On Furniture Taste)

His house, filled with old-fashioned furniture and family photographs by suburban photographers, is a kind of chamber of horrors, the exhibits being fantastic, tasteless objects from every chance country — particularly bottles, which Milhaud collects with a rare passion and success. He is also madly in love with his old picture postcards showing highly varnished […]

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 […]