Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Noted Music Writers: In Town and In Our Collection

Two well-regarded music critics will be speaking in Boston this week. Even if you can't get to their talks, you check out their books here.

Alex Ross is the music critic for The New Yorker, and his book The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century was a Pultizer Prize finalist. He is speaking at Trinity Church on Tuesday, April 17 about sacred music in the 20th century (see here for details). We have The Rest Is Noise as both a book on reserve (ML197 .R68 2007), which means it is only available for 2 hours at a time when the library is open, and as an ebook, which means it is available for a week at a time even when the library is closed.

Simon Reynolds will be the keynote speaker at Tinnitus: A Symposium on Art and Rock 'n' Roll at Harvard on Saturday, April 21. A trove of his writing, especially for Melody Maker, is available from Rock's Backpages, and our collection of his books includes Rip It Up and Start Again: Post-Punk 1978-84 (ML3534 .R47 2006) and Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture (ML3540 .R53 1998).

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