Louisville, Ky, United States
"New Music," "avant-garde," experimental," "modern classical" -- music that is tonal, atonal, beautiful, cacophonous, bafflingly complex, arrestingly simple, decidedly unpopular --whatever you may call it, Muddle Instead of Music is Louisville, KY's home for cutting edge contemporary composition. Host Jacob Gotlib will play music by world-famous, recently-established, and still-emerging composers from all over the world.
The show is named after the famous 1936 article in Soviet newspaper Pravda, which officially denounced Dimitri Shostakovich's modernist music as a dangerous weapon against society and the state. In that spirit, this show embraces the edginess, subversiveness, radical beauty and ugliness of this most underground of underground music.