Day: November 24, 2009

Music is Dead? Whatever.

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China / Cultural Politics

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 Acta Koreana (Seoul: December 2009). 2) Interesting things are happening […]