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Marilyn Perry's Recent Essays and Articles

My First Encounter

I first heard Andrew Imbrie’s music during a period of time in my life when I was studying music composition with one of his students,...

Abstract Expressionism

The occasion for writing now about symphonic composer Betsy Jolas is that Jolas will become ninety-seven (97) years of age on August 5, 2023. While...

During a conversation recently, I noted that it seems like nobody ever asks me about my usage of 4z29 and fourztwentynine as monikers. The quite intelligent person with whom I was conversing...

Karma is the universal Law of cause and effect.

Karma is everything and everything is Karma.

In Buddhism, Karma is codified as Myoho, where Myoho means, literally, Mystic Law, the...

In the 1970s, the late Keith Emerson masterfully bridged the universes of contemporary symphonic music and progressive rock music. The result was his Rock music epic Tarkus, in which pitch...

Andrew Imbrie wrote about his Symphony No. 3 that:

My Symphony No. 3 begins with a prologue which serves as a point of departure. Its central...

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