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.
I explain how one thing lead to another.
I riff on a musical topic that evades precise categorization.
I survey a range of reviews of a single recording.
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.
I write poems on musical topics.
Poetry As Theory
I present quotations from poems as music theory.
I present quotations from non-music sources that are relevant to thinking about music.
I present quotations from authors or composers that are especially compelling.
Theory As Poetry
I present quotations from theory as poetry.
I present fictional conversations between two entities about musical topics.
I share lessons from my own work.