Monday, May 27, 2013

praise for PennSound

Happily received by email today:

"I'd like to take a moment to thank you & everyone else involved for PennSound & all related to it; I'm a performer & composer working in contemporary music in the UK, & I discovered PennSound while I was researching Olson, Niedecker, Cage & others during my Composition PhD. I think it's fair to say that it has changed my life, both in that it introduced me to poets who now are essential to me, & in that their work has been & continues as a constant inspiration for my own work, pushing me to think much harder & more creatively about form, score space & a host of other elements in the music I write. I also learnt to sing Jerry Rothenberg's Horse Songs (with his encouragement), which was fun."