Violist Stephanie Griffin: The Momentum Of Four Momenta

Although she calls it ‘a violist’s Book of Job,’ founding and leading the Momenta Quartet is a longtime labor of love for Stephanie Griffin, as she tells us in Music for Writers. Read More

Matthew Welch: ‘My Music Sounds Like An Optimistic View Of The Future’

“The bagpipes are actually incredibly difficult to play,” says bagpiper-composer Matthew Welch in Music for Writers by Porter Anderson. #MusicForWriters at Thought Catalog Read More

Kronos Quartet's David Harrington: 'There Is No Such Thing As Easy Music'

‘Fifty for the Future’ is now in its second year, and the Kronos Quartet’s founder David Harrington talks about the project and the quartets goals. Read More

#MusicForWriters – Gity Razaz: ‘The Emotional Map’ Of A Composer’s Voice

Razaz has a youngster’s voice and an ancient soul. She’s one of four artists-in-residence with Paola Prestini’s National Sawdust Read More

#MusicForWriters – Michel van der Aa: ‘No Lines To Cross Over Anymore’

Dutch composer-filmmaker Michel van der Aa’s The Book of Sand is a digital, interactive song cycle created to live online. Porter Anderson in Thought Catalog’s #MusicForWriters. Read More

#MusicForWriters – Randy Gibson: 'This Feeling Of Eternity"

Randy Gibson is a sound-world architect. He’s best known in connection with the Avant Music Festival each year in New York. Read More

Amazing Disgrace: The ‘Pride’ of The Huffington Post

What happens—to the economy of writing careers and to the readers’ perception of writing’s value—when bloggers work free for The Huffington Post? Read More

#MusicForWriters – Dan Trueman: The Digital Piano, Well-Prepared

Dan Trueman is a composer, a violinist, and electronic musician whose latest recording, Nostalgic Synchronic is a mind-teasing 8 etudes for “bitKlavier.” Read More

Nadia Sirota: New Music's Most Articulate Ambassador

Contemporary classical music’s best friend, violist Nadia Sirota has a residency at Symphony Space and a new album on the way. Porter Anderson in’s #MusicForWriters. Read More

Seeking Our Reflections in Writing: The Diversity Within

On Diversity and ‘Those in Whiteness’ Thrall’ Whiteness is…more of a genre than anything else. This is the Erik Anderson, author of The Poetics of Tresspass. He’s writer in residence and director of the Emerging Writers Festival at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In an essay at Salon, White bro reading: Yes, I’m reading men… Read More