The Faustian Bargain

A blog about life outside the academy

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How to sell music through words

Writing about music is hard, and I’m not sure many people go about it in the right way. I don’t think I do either, most of the time. Unless I’m in the (padded, soundless) anechoic chamber of analysis I’m rarely completely happy with how I’ve described musical events, processes or periods of time. But I’ve come to two tentative conclusions, so far.

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