Symphony of a Half-Dozen: Classical Music in a Post-COVID World

Near the end of John Mulaney’s 2019 Netflix special John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, the character “Mr. Music” (a fabulously-dressed Jake Gyllenhaal) bursts through the door, kicks over a flower pot, and proclaims, “Hey! It’s me, Sack Lunch Bunch—Mr. Music!” What follows is one of my favorite streaming-platform moments from last year (tied […]

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(Gimme Some of That) Ol’ Atonal Music

This wickedly clever video has been making the Internet rounds this past week. Who knew that a spoof country song about atonal music would, well… work? (Watch out especially for the hilarious banjo solo and a cheeky nod to John Cage’s 4’33”).

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