Music of Change: Politics and Meaning in the Age of Obama

by John Halle
  1. George Orwell, The Sporting Spirit, 1945.

  2. Judd Greenstein, Free Speech Zone, 2004.

  3. Now Ensemble.

  4. Katrina Ballads.

  5. Full Disclosure: my work Apology (to the next generation) was included in this group.

  6. Republic in Ruins.

  7. Breaking the Silence.

  8. For a recent example, here and links within.

  9. Hedges discussed his work here.

  10. Laurel J. Trainor publications.

  11. Univeristy of Toronto, Infant and Child Studies Centre.

  12. Steven Mithen, The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005).

  13. William H. McNeill, Keeping Together In Time: Dance and Drill in Human History (Cambridge, MA, Harvard Univ. Press, 1996).

  14. See, most notably, Richard Taruskin, “Shostakovich and the Inhuman: Shostakovich and Us,” in Defining Russia Musically (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997). Quotations below are drawn from this essay.

  15. See for example, chapter 4, Dmitri Tymoczko, A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice (Oxford Studies in Music Theory, 2011).

  16. Noam Chomsky Necessary Illusions, 1989.

  17. Robert Fink, “Elvis Everywhere: Musicology and Popular Music, Studies at the Twilight of the Canon,” American Music, Vol. 16, No. 2, Summer 1998, 135-179.

  18. Judd Greenstein, Change.

  19. Hemispheres (pdf), 2001.

  20. These and other critical commentaries are posted at New Amsterdam.

  21. See video.

  22. Judd Greenstein, Why?.

  23. Occupy Movement Still Going Strong.

  24. I should mention that I solicited Greenstein’s signature along with that of several other composers. He was the only one to sign.

  25. See video.