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Published writing on music, composing, and creativity

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Jul 14, 2021 ・I CARE IF YOU LISTEN・Media Essay

Conventional wisdom says that the emotional sensitivity associated with depression leads to increased creativity. But what if we've got it backwards?

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Oct 25, 2019 ・Third Angle New Music・Media Essay

Building music from childhood memories, transcribing folk flute ornamentation, and researching the world's many Bird Islands

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Oct 28, 2018 ・Wavefield Ensemble・Interview

Fragmented collage, historicization, authorial ambiguity, and creative origin in Helgeson's orchestral overture Echoes of Always

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Nov 1, 2013 ・Perspectives of New Music・Journal Article

Harnessing concepts from phenomenology to analyze silence, sound, and perception in Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino's Infinito Nero

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Sep 8, 2012 ・John Cage Trust・Program Notes

Program notes for Stephen Drury's performance of 4'33", Etudes Australes, and other prepared and non-prepared piano works

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Sep 7, 2012 ・John Cage Trust・Program Notes

Program notes for performances of John Cage's  percussion music by Percussion Group Cinncinati and redfishblue

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Sep 7, 2012 ・John Cage Trust・Program Notes

Program notes for John Cage's radio play James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet read by Gordon Mumma, Steven Schick, Irvine Arditti, Thomas Delio, and others