Category Archives: Morton Feldman

Cecil Taylor (1929-2018), Frank O’Hara, Amiri Baraka

When the groundbreaking avant-garde jazz pianist and composer Cecil Taylor died last month, there was an outpouring of obituaries and tributes to his genius and influence.  But there was less attention paid to Taylor’s connections to the literary world, and … Continue reading

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“Frank O’Hara: In the Heart of Noise” — London, Nov. 9

If you’re in or near London next week, you’ll want to check out this event devoted to Frank O’Hara, featuring poet, critic, and New York Schoolologist extraordinaire Mark Ford and the Aurora Orchestra.  It will be on November 9th, at Kings Place in … Continue reading

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The Center of All Beauty! Ragnar Kjartansson Reads Frank O’Hara

Last week, the New Museum in New York held a “Next Generation” dinner in honor of two younger artists, Camille Henrot and Ragnar Kjartansson.  In a write-up of the posh event in Vogue, Alessandra Codinha notes that the Icelandic artist Kjartansson, known … Continue reading

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“Alphabetical Ashbery” by Charles Wuorinen

A substantial number of classical composers have been drawn to the poets of the New York School.  Many, like Morton Feldman and Ned Rorem, have set their poems or composed works in homage to their poetry. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer Charles Wuorinen is one such composer. He has long been fascinated … Continue reading

Posted in John Ashbery, Morton Feldman, Music, Ned Rorem, Performance