John Luther Adams once said of Kyle Gann "[He] is a force of nature. Composer, performer, author, critic, scholar, educator Like the weather, he seems to be everywhere at once – a commanding presence in the landscape of American music." Add to that list; blogger. I’m fortunate to be right next door to Kyle’s blog, PostClassic, here at Arts Journal.
Once you start reading what Kyle writes you just can’t stop and his TAFTO contribution is no exception. He espouses listener empowerment and encourages everyone to learn how to appreciate music on their own terms. If you were stranded on a desert island without internet access and had to take a friend to a concert (just go with it), a hard copy of Kyle’s contribution could easily serve as your bible.