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Beth Custer re-issues album about U.S. foreign policy

When Noam Chomsky is asked to provide the topic for a speaking engagement many months in the future he’s said to suggest “The Conflict in the Middle East.” Perhaps the story is apocryphal, but the re-issue of clarinet/composer Beth Custer’s 2005 album “Respect As A Religion” provides a similar reminder that some topical themes sadly never seem […]

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Out in Berkeley: Ben Goldberg’s Orphic Machine

The best educators don’t just impart information, they provide intellectual tools that can be applied far from whatever topic they’re ostensibly teaching. For clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg, the experience of taking several undergraduate courses at Brandeis with poet and essayist Allen Grossman in the early 1980s has continued to reverberate, gaining amplitude rather than fading through […]