So sez Marc Geelhoed and Alex Ross; the latter will interview the composer tomorrow at Northwestern in advance of his Dark Waves being performed at the CSO.

Speaking of Alex Ross, I have a Critic’s Choice in this week’s paper for his appearance tonight at Stop Smiling. I highly recommend his new book, Listen to This, especially if you haven’t been following his writing in the New Yorker. Here’s my favorite part, on Radiohead’s “Creep”; it’s a good example of what Ross brings to the table as a critic: