This entire interview is worth checking out; it is buttressed by some historical background in German but the English dialogue with Sidney Rittenberg comes through quite clearly. http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1023600.html Continue reading Mao/Hitler//Mao/Deng//PRC/Germany: Sidney Rittenberg Interview with Der Spiegel
The New York Times carries a completely redact-worthy essay by composer Glenn Branca, entitled “The End of Music?” Apparently the only people who write music that matters live in Malibu and New York. Fortunately I have a few retorts: 1) North Korean MCs are on the way, as discussed in my forthcoming article “North Korean Hip Hop? Reflections on Musical Diplomacy and the DPRK” in … Continue reading Music is Dead? Whatever.