Double événement, jeudi 23 mai à La Fabrique Balades Sonores, pour la rencontre avec Marc Woodworth, contributeur régulier à la prestigieuse série de livres sur la musique 33 1/3, qui viendra nous présenter son nouvel ouvrage, How To Write About Music, en compagnie d’un showcase de Jesse Mac Cormack, dont l’excellent premier album Now vient de paraître chez Secret City records.
MARC WOODWORTH, HOW TO WRITE ABOUT MUSIC
Do you write about music? Where do you go to find inspiration, instruction, examples and ideas? How To Write About Music, a one of a kind anthology of great music writing combined with tips from the best music writers and advice from the editors, contains between its covers all you need to help you become a better writer. Visiting from New York, music writer, poet, and songwriter Marc Woodworth, editor of How To Write About Music, will discuss the book, read from it, entertain your questions and even play a few songs at Balades Sonores on May 23rd.
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you’d do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross.
How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves.
Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.
Bio: Marc Woodworth’s books include How To Write About Music, Bee Thousand (in the 33 1/3 series), Solo: Women Singer-Songwriters in Their Own Words and Arcade. He is Associate Editor of Salmagundi Magazine, a director of the New York State Writers Institute and a lecturer in English and Documentary Studies at Skidmore College in New York.
JESSE MAC CORMACK