Matt Steckler

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Dead Cat Bounce's many meanings

It's never easy to say what a piece of instrumental music "means." So composers give us titles and program notes and, when they get desperate, lyrics.
Wordless stories
By JON GARELICK  |  September 30, 2011

No identity crisis

If great art and great artists are supposed to contain multitudes, then in music, at least, pianists have the edge: 10 fingers theoretically capable of 10 different simultaneous paths for the music to take. Of course, it's not that simple.
Nando Michelin and Matt Steckler know who they are
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 2010