I have started writing a weekly dispatch on music and sound related drifts around and about the city for Office Magazine NY as a writer at large. My first piece is Happy Birthday Mr. Reich a look at the composer Steve Reich who has celebrated his eightieth birthday and is being celebrated for his immense contributions.
"That there is not simply one past. There is nothing called the past. I have a past. You have a past. It's not the same past. Consequently the futures we are going to are different. We create our own realities as a species and as an individual and so what we are passing through here in the now, in this event, in the 21st century is a moment of community. A gam, as Melville would say - a gam is where 2 sailing ships meet at sea. That's what we have here, a gam. A moment of dialogue, and then we each go back to our own private idahos." -T. McKenna
Live at Planeta NYC May 5 2017