The indomitable Flux Quartet, who gave the first complete performance of Morton Feldman’s gigantic Second Quartet in 1999, repeat the feat at Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo on Aug. 8…. ICE will give the American première of Liza Lim’s How Forests Think at Mostly Mozart on Aug. 14. Pauline Oliveros’s Earth Ears and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Aequilibria are also on the program…. A hitherto unreleased Julius Eastman work, Joy Boy, is available from Frozen Reeds. More Eastman online: a ferocious Crazy Nigger from Monday Evening Concerts last January … Anne Midgette, in The Washington Post, made a good stab at creating a list of leading female composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The list has inevitably proved controversial — Chaya Czernowin, Liza Lim, Rebecca Saunders, Isabel Mundry, and Éliane Radigue are a few of the significant names omitted — but the difficulty of the exercise only shows how stupid it is that female composers still struggle for exposure in many places…. I’ve been sampling the BBC Proms on Radio 3, whose audio stream is greatly improved in quality. An Esa-Pekka Salonen / Philharmonia Prom with Adams’s Naive and Sentimental Music and Marianne Crebassa singing Ravel’s Shéhérazade is totally superb…. The Rest/Noise ensemble, whose name I was pleased to inspire, is touring Michael Gordon’s Timber this fall.

from Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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