I am back in London to deliver another overstuffed lecture at the Rest Is Noise Festival. This one, scheduled for 10AM Sunday, will somehow deal with the postwar avant-garde, Britten, and minimalism. A full schedule of the weekend's talks, centered on Britten, is here. Coming up on Oct. 6 is Gruppen. My final talk in the series will be on Dec. 7, on the same weekend as the London première of Georg Friedrich Haas's in vain. Coincidentally, this Saturday, Jacaranda, the excellent music series in LA, will take over the Santa Monica Carousel for an all-night twentieth-century theme ride. Patrick Scott of Jacaranda asked if he could use "The Rest Is Noise" as a title; I couldn't refuse. I wish I could see it.