The author late in the twentieth century.
Winter / Spring 2008
Jan. 10: Appearance at Strand Book Store in NYC, interview by Jeff Spurgeon of WQXR, 7PM.
Jan. 25: Pre- and post-concert talks as part of the Seattle Chamber Players' Icebreaker IV Festival, On the Boards, Seattle, Washington.
Oct. 7: Multimedia tour of twentieth-century music, New Yorker Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 West 55th Street, 4PM, $25. Book signing 1-2PM at the New Yorker Festival Headquarters, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street.
Oct. 14: "Modern Music: The Bold and the Beautiful," lecture at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Rose Studio, 3PM (part of the Chamber Music Essentials subscription series).
Oct. 16: Books available in stores.
Oct. 17: Discussion with John Rockwell and Linda Ronstadt at City Arts in San Francisco, Herbst Theatre, 8PM.
Oct. 21: Book Passage, Corte Madera CA, 7PM.
Oct. 22: Powell's Books, Portland OR, 7:30PM.
Oct. 23: University Bookstore, Seattle WA.
Oct. 25: Multimedia tour of twentieth-century music, Los Angeles Public Library, 7PM.
Oct. 26: Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, USC, 1PM.
Oct. 29: The Blue Notebooks interview series, Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Schermerhorn 501, 8PM.
Oct. 30: An Evening of Spooky Modern Music, with Ethan Iverson, pianist of The Bad Plus, Paris Bar, National Arts Club, 10PM.
Nov. 2: Pre-concert talk at Da Camera of Houston, Houston TX.
Nov. 3: Panel at Texas Book Festival, Austin TX. Capital Extension Room E2.010, 3PM.
Nov. 5: Talk at Fulton Recital in Goodspeed Hall at the University of Chicago (co-sponsored by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and the Music Department of the university), 4:30PM, free and open the public.
Nov. 6: Conversation with Andrew Patner at the Art Institute of Chicago, 12 noon (free, but museum admission is required).
Nov. 7: Minnesota Public Radio event, with the Turtle Island String Quartet and Fred Child, host of Performance Today, 7:30PM, Fitzgerald Theater.
Nov. 10: Miami Book Fair (details TBA)
Nov. 11: Sound Fix, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 6PM.
Nov. 19: Harvard Book Store, Cambridge MA.
Nov. 20: Politics and Prose bookstore, Washington DC.
Nov. 27: "The Art of Fear," lecture on mid-century music and politics at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8PM.
Nov. 30: The iPod lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Recital Hall, 6:30PM.
Dec. 3: The iPod lecture at Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, 7PM. Free and open to the public. Presented by WFYI; with performances of works by Becky Archibald.
Dec. 4: Appearance at Evolution Contemporary Music Series, An Die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD, 8PM.
Dec. 5: Reading at 192 Books, New York.
Feb. 20: Conversation with New Yorker dance critic Joan Acocella about her new essay collection Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints, Housing Works Used Book Café, 7PM.
March 24: Panel on the Toscanini Legacy, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 3PM.
March 24: Panel with young composers at the MATA Festival in Brooklyn, 6:45PM.
April 1: Lecture on Debussy and Schoenberg's reactions to poetry, 92nd Street Y, 11AM.
March 19: "Weaponizing Music: Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony in Wartime and After": lecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as part of the Shostakovich Centennial Festival.
March 22: Interview with Mark Morris at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
April 20: "Stalin and Hitler as 'Music-Lovers'," lecture at Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Cohen-Davison Theatre.
April 28: "My Twentieth Century," an iPod-driven tour of twentieth-century music, at On the Boards, Seattle.
April 29: "Black Beethoven: The African-American Classical Composer," talk at the EMP Pop Conference, Seattle.
May 5: "Music Criticism: History and Current Practice," lecture at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
June 17: Convocation Address at the Northwestern University School of Music.
Aug. 30: Bob Dylan Night, discussion with David Remnick, Robert Polito, Mary Lee Kortes, Bob Levinson, and Ben Hedin. KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St., 7-9 PM.
Sept. 19: Critics and the Arts, panel with Greil Marcus, Joan Acocella, Mark Stevens, and Wendy Lesser. Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 7PM.
Oct. 7: Composers on the Edge: Music and conversation with Mason Bates, Corey Dargel, Nico Muhly, and Joanna Newsom. New Yorker Festival, Oct. 7, 10PM, $35.
Oct. 15: Keynote speech at the conference Music Reception: Actions, Reactions, Interactions, Harvard Graduate Forum.
Oct. 19: Panel discussion with New Yorker critics Sasha Frere-Jones and Nancy Franklin at the University of Iowa, part of the magazine's College Tour.
Dec. 17: Bob Dylan reading with Ben Hedin, David Gates, Mitch Blank, and Robert Polito at KGB Bar.
March 19: WNYC Special, The Ring and I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania.
March 30: "...'Schubert Leaving Me': Morton Feldman as Modernist and Minimalist," lecture at Columbia University Music Department.
May 13: "Jews in Musical Vienna," panel discussion hosted by the New York Institute for the Humanities at the Jewish Museum.
Oct. 6: Reading with Rick Moody, Gary Giddins, Robert Christgau, and Sean Wilentz, in connection with the new book Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader, edited by Benjamin Hedin. Barnes and Noble, 82nd and Broadway, NYC.
Oct. 17: "The Critic of the Future," discussion with Justin Davidson, as part of a three-day symposium sponsored by the Music Critics Association of North America and the National Arts Journalism Program.
Oct. 28: "Reorientation: The US Army's Role in the Reshaping of German Music, 1945-1949," lecture at Harvard University, Humanities Center.
Nov. 20: A Conversation with Sonic Youth, New Yorker College Tour, Washington DC.
Sept. 20: A Conversation with Renée Fleming, New Yorker Festival.
Oct. 16: "Theodor Adorno and the Politics of Music," discussion with Lydia Goehr, Goethe Institute, Boston.
Sept. 28: A Conversation with John Adams, New Yorker Festival.
Oct. 8: "Rationality and Spirituality: Olivier Messiaen's Musical Thinking," discussion with Kent Nagano at the American Academy in Berlin.
Nov. 7: "Tonal oder Atonal: Modernist Politics and the Broken Friendship of Richard Strauss and Arnold Schoenberg," lecture at the American Academy in Berlin.
Oct. 24: “Alluringly Alien: Schoenberg Exposed," discussion with Esa-Pekka Salonen, LACMA, Los Angeles.
Nov. 20: “What Was Schoenberg Thinking?," lecture at Harvard University, Center for the Humanities, Music and Its Public series.