Hi! I’m Will Robin, a musicologist at the University of Maryland, and I’m in the midst of writing a book about contemporary classical music in the 1980s and 1990s, through the lens of the organization Bang on a Can. It’s called Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace, and it’s under contract with Oxford University Press (translation: if all goes well, they’ll publish it in a couple years). I realized recently that it might be interesting to let friends and non-friends into the research and writing process, and a newsletter might help keep my work on-track. I’m hoping to send out updates on a regular basis with some sense of what I’ve worked on each week, intriguing snippets from archival research, musings on how the book is evolving (it’s about 3/4ths written), and pictures of Georgia.

Speaking of which, here’s a picture of Georgia.

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