John Cage

Chopin’s Ghost

I always like it when something opens up my ears in ways I hadn’t considered. That’s exactly what happened this week when I listened to a new piece by Gordon Monahan called A Piano Listening to Itself. Monahan’s been creating compositions for years that force us to think about how we listen – he’s swung…

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Signal to Noise

These days my tinnitus is pretty bad.  It’s a ringing in my ear that I notice most frequently at night, when all else is quiet.  It used to be just in my left ear, but lately my right ear has been acting up. Recently I wrote about how tinnitus has altered the way I think about…

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