Music in a Life is a bit of autobiography via essays on music. It is not intended as autobiography per se, but it is fiercely autobiographical in conception and nature.
I am writing this series of essays as a summative exercise after over twenty years of teaching and thinking about music in relation to my lived experience. It is also formative, as I find myself at a crossroads in my creative life with (hopefully) decades of musical creativity ahead of me.
Otherwise, the sequence of topics promises to be largely arbitrary. The various musical issues that are important to me, however, are all interconnected – even interdependent – and, thus, essays of tenuous connection in obvious subject may play upon similar foundational themes throughout the series.