Catching up on a few things: 1) Fans of sophisticated noise should note the New Rock Complexity festival at Tonic, curated by John Zorn. The lineup includes two potent composer-led bands, Ian Moss's Capital M and David T. Little's Newspeak. 2) Criticism's Vivien Schweitzer has a website. 3) BibliOdyssey has a gallery of graphic scores (thanks, Jim). 4) The Standing Room has superb thoughts about LHL. See also a tribute at SF Classical Voice. 5) Follow the making of Stephen Hartke's The Greater Good. 6) A sumptuous DVD of the ultra-decadent Salzburg production of Schreker's Die Gezeichneten is imminent. 7) I strongly second this Justin Davidson essay on the state of the orchestra. 8) Britten talking, courtesy of Teachout. I never quite realized he had such a posh, plummy voice — perhaps the result of all those childhood nights spent in front of the wireless waiting for the next Berg bit to come on. Vaughan Williams sounds exactly as expected. 9) Hiatus resumes.