Described by New York Times critic John Rockwell as “one
of the best non-famous composers this country has to offer,” Ben
Johnston reconceives familiar idioms--ranging from jazz to
Southern hymns--using just intonation. Johnston studied with
Darius Milhaud, Harry Partch, and John Cage, and is best known
for his String Quartet No. 4, a complex series of
variations on Amazing Grace. This volume reveals he is
also a truly literate... more...