Magazine of New Music. Essays: "Edito," by David LL Laskin; "The Committe to Limit Applause: Stop the Clap!" by R.I.P. Hayman; "Gregory Whitehead: Fingering Radio Bodies," by Jim Andrews; "Sampling Heaven and Hell," by Steven Silverstein; "Wilfred Mellers: Critic in a New Found Land," interview by Mark Lockett; "Musicians (be)Rate, The Critics"; "Requisite Misgivings On Pain of Truth," by David Weinstein; "Take My Advice!" by David Liebman, Anthony Davis, David Darling, Tina Davidson, Geoff Gordon, Linda Bouchard, Joel Chadabe and Diana Meckley; "Handy Hintsand Timely Tips: A Review of Kyle Gann," by Scott Johnson; "Goode Confessions," by Daniel Goode; "Virgil Thomson: You're The Tops!" by Anthony Tommasini; "Anthony Braxton: Play of Die," interview by David LL Laskin; "Laura Seaton," interview by Iris Brooks; "Chicago Old Style Jazz Festival," by Larry Birnbaum; "Goddess Festival," by Peggyann Wachtel; "Eareviews: Performances," by Jody Dalton, Harry Bott, Bob Banister, and Bruce Darby; "Eareviews: Records," by Brooke Wentz, Bob Bannister, Dana Perna, Andrew Caploe, Dean Suzuki, and Ted Panken; "Eareviews: Cassettes," by Charles S. Russell and Robin James; "Eareviews:Books," by Jody Dalton, Carle VP Groome, and Dean Suzuki; "Private Ear," by Howard Mandel; "New Music Calendar," by Robert Hicks; "From Ear to Eternity: Let's Hear It For Composer Persons," by Donal Henahan. Cover photograph of Virgil Thomson by Michael Lavine.