April 16, 2007
Better than Goldenthal
So, Ornette Coleman just won the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Having heard some of Coleman’s concert music, all I can say is, “whatever.” Coleman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work is a recording, meaning it was essentially created live in a studio. How a publishing prize can go to a work that isn’t notated is a little beyond me.
In its effort to remain relevant, the Pulitzer has become a joke.