Posts by: Joel Hoffman

Anything Can Happen: Jennifer Higdon on Contemporary Music


Composer Jennifer Higdon discusses the end of expected boundaries in contemporary music, connecting with an audience, and the difference between academic and commercial works. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Paul Lansky


Paul Lansky talks about his career as a pioneer in the world of electronic and computer-generated music. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Frederic Rzewski


Composer Frederic Rzewski talks about his masterpiece The People United Will Never Be Defeated, writing and playing classical music, and performing his music in an unusual venue—a fish market. ...more