Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

On September 13, 1970, a young composer named Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) published in The New York Times an article entitled "And Don't Call Them 'Lady' Composers", Ms. Oliveros addressed an unasked yet (tellingly so) critical question: “Why have there been no ‘great’ women composers?”

Who is Julian De La Chica?

When I was a young boy I remember reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and finding myself profoundly surprised by the first lines of the novel as if it was a prophecy, asking for who would later become the most legendary character, a paradigm of the world that she dreamed: “Who is John Galt?” Without a doubt and with the same confidence that he can distinguish between talent and improvisation, natural and artificial, I must start these lines asking: Who is Julián De La Chica?