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Sometimes you get lucky, and it comes together: I am staying in a beautiful apartment in the far West Village in New York, seeing friends, hearing friends, and walking, walking, walking. Everything I’ve seen has been wonderful: Zorn and friends … Continue reading
My favorite Boulez encomium so far is Gerald McBurney’s in The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/12/pierre-boulez-gerard-mcburney-a-pierre-dream Featuring this priceless bit: “Someone had told me on no account to mention Messiaen. So I did, and he immediately laughed, stopped and looked at me like … Continue reading
The hazards of being a creative musician: being manically obsessed with art, while also being thoroughly depressed by the world’s utter indifference. This lethal combo of uppers and downers put me in a very bad way for a … Continue reading
I’ve made an Actual Trio page with short excerpts of three songs from the forthcoming record. Soon I’l post a long interview with Dan Seamans about hunting, a subject neither of us know anything about, a John Hanes photo-retrospective, and … Continue reading
I’ve added a page of videos of various projects, from various low budget sources.
It’s not that I don’t think about my website; I think about it frequently. It’s just that thinking isn’t doing. It’s as if there’s an invisible force field preventing me from getting anywhere near “johnschott.com”. I’ll spare … Continue reading
from Janet Malcolm’s profile of photographer Thomas Struth in the current New Yorker: ”Struth’s invisible cloth of obliviousness was as necessary to his art-making as the actual cloth he worked under. To enter the state of absorption in … Continue reading