Music: Elbows

In Manhattan was presented an ultra-aesthetic piano recital by one Henry ("Elbows") Cowell.

This revolutionary youth is the exponent of a brand of modernism in music which deals a great deal with "tone clusters." A "tone cluster" is a group of adjacent notes played simultaneously. Obviously the elbow is an excellent implement with which to strike several inches of the keyboard. Hence, after fingering along for a while in a more or less normal fashion, the novel pianist achieves a note cluster high or low by deftly coming down with an elbow.

Cowell has...

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