Folk Ways: Andy Biskin Comes to Terms with a Chapter from his Past

Andy Biskin’s first job out of college was serving as a research assistant to Alan Lomax, the legendary ethnomusicologist and cataloger of folk music from around the world. The experience was valuable, though the clarinetist and composer had long harbored mixed feelings about Lomax’s methods, wondering, for instance, if some level of exploitation was involved.…

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