Nick Hallett

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Annie Dorsen by Nick Hallett
Annie Dorsen Bomb 01

“I always nuance the algorithm.”

Space Age New Music Weekend by Nick Hallett
Tyondai Braxton

David Behrman, Tyondai Braxton, and Karlheinz Stockhausen took New York City by storm last weekend. Nick Hallett celebrates their interwoven histories and relationship to the cosmos.

Risky Business: Tangerine Dream at the Best Buy Theater by Nick Hallett
Tang Dream Body

Nick Hallett on a recent performance by synth pioneers Tangerine Dream who are on the outside looking in of the recent revival of interest in kosmische music.

Rolip Glashley: Philip Glass and Robert Ashley by Nick Hallett
Robert Ashley S Automatic Writing

Nick Hallett witnesses the collision of two individuated music universes. The result continues to play out during several events starting this month.

A Night at the Opera by Nick Hallett
​Jen Liu

The once-staid atmosphere of New York City Opera has lately received a dose of downtown experimentalism. Nick Hallett discusses what he sees as a welcome intrusion.

Michael Rother by Nick Hallett
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Michael Rother is perhaps best known as one half of German rock group Neu!, whose three-album body of work from the 1970’s is widely considered to be among the most unique and soaringly beautiful music of the era.

Joan La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks at Roulette by Nick Hallett
​Joan La Barbara

Joan La Barbara staged an excerpt from her opera-in-progress Angels, Demons, and other Muses last Thursday. Nick Hallett describes the otherworldly sounds she created with the experimental music community Ne(x)tworks.

Tristan Perich by Nick Hallett
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“ I think my compositional work is constantly going in two directions: toward austere statements of an idea and toward direct representations of melodic or artistic feelings. The pendulum swings back and forth.”

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