A Guide To This Blog

This blog features various approaches to writing about music, including:

Art About Music
I feature a painting with a musical theme.

Brett’s Sound Picks
I briefly discuss music I’ve been listening to.

Book Reviews/Notes On
I discuss in detail or in brief a book about music.

Curating The Week
Each I week I feature three music-related articles, interviews, or videos I found online.

Music Distillations
I write a haiku on a piece of music I’ve been listening to.

On The Trickle-Down Of Electronic Dance Music Aesthetics
I chart the ongoing influence of EDM style on other musical idioms.

Poetry
I write poems on musical topics.

Poetry As Theory
I present quotations from poems as music theory.

Reading Analogically
I present quotations from non-music sources that are relevant to thinking about music.

Resonant Thoughts
I present quotations from authors or composers that are especially compelling.

Theory As Poetry
I present quotations from theory as poetry.

Ventrilo-Dialogues
I present fictional conversations between two entities about musical topics.

Working Knowledge
I share lessons from my own work.