John Adams just wrote a very funny blog post about master classes. I happen to know he just gave one over at the San Francisco Conservatory last week, so the timing of this blog entry is probably not a coincidence.
It’s a little nerve wracking reading through it. How does my string quartet match his description of “eighty percent of all student compositions”? If you replace his tritone that “expresses life’s eternally unresolved mysteries” with my minor second that expresses the unresolved desire for unity… ummm… gulp.