Elliott Carter finally makes sense (sort of)- introducing my new band, Liddle.

In late 2011 (right after I moved to NYC), I got the opportunity to attend Elliott Carter's 103rd birthday concert celebration. My composer-friend Scott Ninmer told me about the event; his old teacher from the University of Illinois, Jim Pugh, was playing on the concert in-between shows with his main gig, Steely Dan. What followed blew my mind but was hard to process. There were four world-premiere compositions, and I believe that everything on the program was written by Mr. Carter after turning 102. Following the concert, the composer was truly beaming- I mean, just radiating joy that could be felt from a distance. He was surrounded by adoring fans, and I was too nervous to say "hello,

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