“What I learned from Lonnie” pt. IV: Dylan the Pythagorean

[This post belongs to a series about Dylan's idea of "mathematical music" in Chronicles] “I’m not a numerologist”, Dylan says (Chronicles, p. 159). But before and after this statement, he builds up such a metaphysical web around the force of numbers, that the only definition of a numerologist that he does not fit into, is […]


“What I learned from Lonnie Johnson” part II

[This post belongs to a series about Dylan's idea of "mathematical music" in Chronicles] I agree with the comment in the first post on this subject, that rhythm and a deliberately ambiguity between 3/4 and 4/4 time may be part of what Dylan is talking about. Some of the problem is that he seems to […]


The death of classical music, II: On whales and camels

Going off the rails Norman Lebrecht has a lot of critical insight to share for those who care about the classical music scene (I don’t know if I do, anymore, but I do appreciate people caring). Recently (well, in January anyway — I’m slow) there were reports of railway stations in England playing classical music […]


“What I learned from Lonnie Johnson”

[This post belongs to a series about Dylan's idea of "mathematical music" in Chronicles] Well, what is it — the musical style that Dylan talks about in Chronicles? I’ll be writing some more on this on the main site, but here are some less processed ideas about it, in preparation for the longer study. I […]