Jan Swafford appears in the following:
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Charles Ives biographer Jan Swafford traces the life of the New England insurance executive who forever transformed the American symphony. Ives's father, a Civil War bandmaster, said any harmony — however radical — was fine. "Nobody," Swafford writes, "had ever told a young composer that before."
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The pause can be the most devastating effect in music. Today, we hear about why well-placed silence can infuse music with humor, eroticism, or Zen-like anticipation. We hear why silence is golden. Joining us is Jan Swafford
, a writer and composer who teaches at Tufts University; Loren Kajikawa
, an ethnomusicologist ...