American Mavericks
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Adieu, Mavericks

MTT slicing ingredients

With the American Mavericks Festival and Tour now complete, Davies Symphony Hall is quiet without percussion polyrhythms coming up through the floors, Paul Jacobs on the Ruffatti organ making us wonder if we just had a minor earthquake, and running into an array of props, sets, and weirdo instruments backstage.  Not to say we’re not […]

Inside Jacob’s Room by Morton Subotnick

Joan La Barbara and Morton Subotnick recording the original 'Jacob's Room' in 1986

It’s hard to imagine what music today would sound like without electronic music.  The proliferation of the use of electronics has given us the live looping via foot pedal of cellist Zoë Keating, Mason Bates’ addition of ‘laptop’ to the roster of orchestral instruments, and for better or for worse, Autotune.  Over the past forty […]