Torke in Tahiti

November 14, 2014 8:30 PM

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"Maybe music is a refuge for me: it's not for me to say, but people might find more of a generosity of spirit in the music, than they say they are missing in my person. Who knows? The music is like, 'Here's a phrase. You know what? I'm not ashamed; I'm not winking," said composer Michael Torke.

The ear-splitting bellow of a truck's horn, five floors below, on Broadway, made the window rattle and drowned out his last words. A few snowflakes eddied outside. It was an afternoon in January 2012. We sat chatting in my studio in Hamilton Heights about his latest CD, a self-produced project calle...

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