From event to non-event. Frank Seeburger deconstructs 9/11.
Tim Keane on rock'n'roll awakenings and the lyrical existentialism of U2 (St Patrick's Day Special, 2005)
Larry McCaffery reframes his 1989 essay on the "postmodern turn" in rock'n'roll music.
Against the notion that music is the most abstract of art forms, Olivia Block thinks of music as a language with its own vocabulary of sounds, patterns, rhythms, notes. On the day of a performance in Kyoto, Japan, these reflections alter Block's sense of her own language, English, deconstructed by Japanese advertisements, tee-shirts, "American" candy-bar wrappers, and text-cell phones.
graphics: Artists Rights Society; Performance for MIDI keyboard, pianola configurations, and click-track:G. Schirmer Rental; studio portrait of Hedy Lamarr: Roy George and Associates.