It has been a very busy semester, leaving not much time for blogging. BUT DO NOT BE FOOLED! I have been writing non-stop since the start of semester. I recently completed a course entitled Ives, Gershwin, Copland. There’s a lot to learn from these three behemoths of American music. However (being a percussionist) I was instantly reminded of John Cage after reading various writings of Charles Ives. And so, I set out to find the lineage between the two composers and their quirky experimentalism.
I must thank Dr. Prouty for putting up with my many bouts of writer’s block and strange philosophical discussions. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about these two American composers, and I hope you will too!