The Maynard
Fall 2017

Jennifer van Alstyne


Quandariness: The Question of Instrument
Remains debate of expression over
Intention, an adoption of resource.

Bach sees his first piano: deathbed
Beast—sound & timbre—the unimagined
Elements of slave-work composition.

Scat jazz, ultimate violate: frequent
Improv: the ‘x’ of instrument ‘x’ or
Delight of structural sound integrity

Beckons argument of dynamics &
Pressure & pedals: pianissimo.
Gould: indifferent to suitability,

Plays chromatic fantasia first &
Last time, conducts himself with waved hand, an
Off-kilter tenor. Debate comes to end.