My son Robert showed me a paper he had to read for music ed class.
"The Present State of Unpopular Music" derived from a 2007 talk by John
Google it -- the PDF link doesn't paste well. York University Library
has an open access copy at least.
Some interesting thoughts there on contemporary "art music" as some call it.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora,
Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers --
even from hard-to-play tapes.