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Tim Page

Tim Page

Tim Page is a writer, editor, music critic, producer and professor. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic for the Washington Post and other publications, and also the editor and biographer of the American author Dawn Powell.

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James Chance & the Contortions, James White and The Blacks: The Contortions, James White & the Blacks, Reasons, Information: Club 57, New York NY

Live Review by Tim Page, New York Rocker, April 1979

THE CLUB 57 is located in the Irving Plaza, an aging downtown vaudeville hall that manages to combine the worst features of a European grand ...

Theoretical Girls: Jeffrey Lohn: Thoughts of a Theoretical Girl

Interview by Tim Page, New York Rocker, July 1979

"GOD, I HATE fashion! It destroys everything!" We're sitting in the Spring Street Bar, Jeffrey Lohn and I, on a polluted spring day. The boomtown ...

Philip Glass: Phillip Glass: Einstein On the Beach (Tomato)

Review by Tim Page, New York Rocker, July 1979

IN MY opinion, Philip Glass is one of the two or three most interesting musicians alive today. Along with fellow composer Steve Reich, he has ...

James Chance, James White and The Blacks: James Chance: Contortions Crack Up

Interview by Tim Page, New York Rocker, August 1979

"Sick of being on the losing end/Tired of playing the obliging friend..." ...

Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

Comment by Tim Page, Newsday, 20 November 1991

THERE'S NOTHING particularly mysterious about writing a piece of "classical music," especially when one commands the power and influence of a Paul McCartney. ...

John Adams, Philip Glass, Henryk Górecki, Meredith Monk, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Terry Riley: Minimalism: Hey, DJ

Guide by Tim Page, Details, January 1994

Modern minimalist composers find an audience beyond academia ...

Bobby McFerrin

Profile and Interview by Tim Page, Newsday, 30 July 1995

CONDUCTING IS the most mysterious of musical talents. Who hasn't wondered what that person was really doing up there anyway, making those funny faces, testing ...

Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Crooned, World Swooned

Obituary by Tim Page, The Washington Post, 16 May 1998

HE CALLED himself a mere "saloon singer" from Hoboken, New Jersey. But Frank Sinatra, who died late Thursday at the age of 82, was much ...

The High Llamas: A Different Breed

Overview by Tim Page, The Washington Post, 10 January 1999

'Crossover' British Rockers Deftly Blend Old and New. The Result Is A Horse of Another Color. ...

Captain Beefheart: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart)

Essay by Tim Page, The Washington Post, 12 December 1999

BACK IN THE early 1970s, when Captain Beefheart was at the decidedly sub-stratospheric pinnacle of his fame, there was no faster way to clear out ...

The Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Interview by Tim Page, The Washington Post, 7 May 2000

NEW YORK — There is a distinct whiff of Disney to the Lower East Side these days. Tidied and fattened by the Manhattan real estate ...

Judee Sill: A Brief Life, an Enduring Musical Impression

Retrospective by Tim Page, The Washington Post, 30 December 2006

ON THE DAY after Thanksgiving 1979, Judee Sill, a 35-year-old, deeply depressed and physically broken singer-songwriter, took an overdose of opiates and cocaine in her ...

John Cage: Laura Kuhn (ed.): The Selected Letters of John Cage

Book Review by Tim Page, New York Review of Books, 27 October 2016

THERE ARE CERTAIN creative figures whose mature works are almost tangential to their enduring artistic influence. Marcel Duchamp falls into this group, as does Andy ...

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