Category Archives: music & the arts

Modular Oblongata

Originally printed April 2003 — Before there were synthesizers in my house there were electronic music albums. Silver Apples of the Moon. Snowflakes Are Dancing. Switched On Bach. The cover…

A Brief History of Timbre

The medieval cornett (not to be confused with the modern trumpet variant) was a pretty popular instrument if you go back 500 years or so. Every Renaissance ensemble had one….