James Holmes et al. in Nantucket - 21 September, 1985

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 591:

Four o'clock. Young Michael Torke with tapes of his pieces, which have such instantaneous appeal as to be quite disarming. Who else deserves these words? (JH, however, overhearing from his room , though it "sounded like party-sex music." Or, as Boulez said of Messiaen, "musique de bordel".)
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 591. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436303026485 accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


James Holmes
Organist, choir conductor, Kapellmeister
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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music by Michael Torke
written by Michael Torke

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 September, 1985
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:03:47 +0100
Approved on Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:37:44 +0000