Essays, Articles and Interviews


Updated 8 January 2018

 

"Interview with Roger Reynolds," John Cage, Henmar Press Inc., C.F. Peters Corporation, New York, 1962; pp. 45-52. (First printed in Generation Magazine, Ann Arbor, Michigan.)

"John Cage: Interview with Roger Reynolds" (1962), Contemporary Composers on Contemporary Music, eds. Schwartz and Childs, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1967; pp. 335-348.
"Notes on the Control of Spatial Dimensions of Music," Talea 2/3, Universidad Nacíonal de México, Mexico City, Spring, 1976.

"Explorations in Sound/Space Manipulation, I. (1975)" Reports from the Center for Music Experiment, UCSD, La Jolla, 1977, Vol. I, No. 1.

"Thoughts on Sound Movement and Meaning," Perspectives of New Music, Spring-Summer 1978; pp. 181-190.

"John Cage and Roger Reynolds: A Conversation," The Musical Quarterly, Vol. LXV, No. 4, October 1979; pp. 573-594.

"John Cage and Roger Reynolds: A Conversation" (1979), Thoughts about Music: John Cage's World (translated from English into Japanese by Jo Kondo), Asahi Shuppan-sha, Tokyo, 1981.

"John Cage: Interview with Roger Reynolds" (1962), Thoughts about Music: John Cage's World (translated from English into Japanese by Jo Kondo), Asahi Shuppan-sha, Tokyo, 1981.

"Conlon Nancarrow: Interviews in Mexico City and San Francisco," (in Mexico City, 12 July 1975), American Music, Summer 1984, Vol. 2, No. 2; pp. 1-24.

"Réaliser une expérience musicale," Quoi? Quand? Comment? La recherche musicale (translated from English into French by D. Collins), ed. T. Machover, Christian Bourgois, Éditeur, Ircam, Paris, 1985; pp. 241-270.

"A perspective on form and experience," Music and psychology: a mutual regard, edited by Stephen McAdams, Contemporary Music Revie, Vol. 2, No. 3, Part 1, 1987; pp. 277-308.

"The Edge of Imagination," chapter in A Celebration of American Music: Words and Music in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock, eds. R. Crawford, R. A. Lott, C. J. Oja, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1990; pp. 492-500.

"L'ajustement de la sensibilité à une ensemble de constraintes," Inharmoniques, No. 8/9, coedited by Christian Bourgois, Éditeur, and Ircam, Paris, 1991; pp. 173-177.
"Par-delà les dimensions connues," Le timbre, métaphore pour la composition, ed. Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Christian Bourgois, Éditeur, Ircam, 1991; pp. 467-484.

"Across Unbridgeable Divides" (published in French), statement, Utopies -- les cahiers de l'IRCAM, No. 4, 1993

"Seeking Centers, " extended review article in Perspective of New Music (Vol. 32, No. 2, Summer 1994) of <>Music, Myth and Nature, an explorative essay by F.-B. Mâche.

Notes for a Lecture: "Why are we doing what we are doing?" in Sävellys ja musiikinteoria, Sibelius Academy, No. 1/95, Fall 1994; pp. 6-14.

Notes for a Lecture: "Extending Imagination's Reach" in Sävellys ja musiikinteoria, Sibelius Academy, No. 2/94, Fall 1994.

"Mirrors," by Toru Takemitsu, edited and annotated by Roger Reynolds; trans. with Sumi Adachi, in Asian Art and Culture, the Smithsonian Institution, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Oxford University Press, Fall 1995 (re-edited from A Jostled Silence by Roger Reynolds, printed in Perspectives of New Music).

"...Taste, Boundaries, Relevance, Purpose, Risk... (about Salvatore Martirano)," In Memoriam Salvatore Martirano, Perspectives of New Music, Winter 1966, Vol 34, No. 1; pp. 200-207.

Keynote Speech: "Connecting Dreams with Realities: a perspective on Technology from the (distant) domain of Art," Proceedings of Open Classroom II Conference (School Education in the Information Society), Crete, Greece, September 17-19, 1997.

"The Indifference of the Broiler to the Broiled," Chapter 15 in Samuel Beckett and Music, edited by Mary Bryden, Clarendon Press, Oxford Press, 1998; pp. 195-211.

"Das Aufeinanderprallen der Tempi trägt meine Musik," (translation of "Conlon Nancarrow: Interviews in Mexico City and San Francisco"), MusikTexte 73/74, March 1998; pp. 99-108.

Ross Lee Finney: Memorial Words from Roger Reynolds," Musically Incorrect, eds. H. Biggs and S. Orzel, C.F. Peters Corporation, New York, 1998; pp. 3-19.

"...Ein Gehühl für eine Warnung" ("Robert Ashley: A feeling about a warning") (translated from the English by Gisela Gronemeyer), MusikTexte 141, Köln, Germany, May 2014, pp. 91-96.