Congrats to Composer George Lewis

Harvestworks congrats George Lewis on his New York Times Article, “Lifting the Cone of Silence from Black Composer.” July 3, 2020. Some quotes from the article: “A cone of silence hangs over the work of Black composers from Africa and its diaspora. It is not that Black men and women… Continue reading

[FROM OUR ARCHIVE] TELLUS #7 cover by Peter Nagy

Great to see the Peter Nagy Exhibition at Jeffery Deitch Gallery and a review in Art News. Peter contributed the cover for TELLUS #7 – The Word featuring readings by Linda Fisher, Michael Peppe, Wiska Radiewicz, John Miller, Terry Wilson, Lynne Tillman, Victor Poison-Tete, Jean-Paul Curtay, Claire Picher, Patrick McGrath,… Continue reading


Congrats to David First for the article in the New York Times. The best quote from the article: “Both the electronic drones and the “live” instrumentalists use just intonation tuning, keeping with Mr. First’s ongoing experiments with microtonal music, or music that explores the intervals between adjacent keys on a… Continue reading

News May 2020

Spring Forward! The world has definitely changed since I started this newsletter in March! The COVID-19 pandemic has put us all in survival mode. For more information, check out this New York State Council on the Arts page of resources. This year will be difficult but we are committed to our… Continue reading

[FROM OUR ARCHIVE] Longitudinal Vibration by Ellen Fullman

Congrats to composer Ellen Fullman on her New York Times article and on the Guggenheim Award that she received this year. Check out an early recording of Longitudinal Vibration, a musical instrument composed of 50 foot wires coupled to a plywood box resonator. Played by the composer and David Weinstein. Recorded on June 17, 1984.… Continue reading

New from our Archive

The NY Times writers of T Magazine’s Spring Travel issue yesterday recommended “The Sheltering Sky” by Paul Bowles to explore the Silk Road – Here is a selection from our TELLUS archive of TELLUS #23. Tellus #23 The Voices of Paul Bowles The total 60 minute issue is available on… Continue reading