So, composer Nico Muhly is totally my blogging crush. And this recent post exemplifies why. It's stream of consciousness mixed with bright insight, and wanders everywhere from student critiques to Donald Judd to hotels full of convention guests ... effortlessly.
You guys! Northern Kentucky Univeristy is no joke. It’s a beautiful brutalist series of structures with very little ornamentation: a little grass here, a little potted plant there. It’s very very satisfying, especially at dusk, and they have all this random Donald Judd kicking around including Box and I was so happy.
Does anybody else ever have that romantic tingle when you see where you can fly to from places that aren’t where you live? The idea that there is a direct flight from Alaska to Hawai’i is unspeakably touching to me.