Jarek Paul Ervin

Jarek Paul Ervin writes on aesthetic theory, politics, music analysis, and social theory. His published works explore a range of topics, including US punk icons such as Patti Smith and Lou Reed, the role of LGBTQ musicians in the early history of punk, and the political-economic dimensions of art.


New York Blues: John Gavanti, No Wave, and the Limits of Collaboration

The collaboratively produced 1980 no wave opera John Gavanti is loosely based on Mozart’s 1787 Don Giovanni, itself a telling of the Don Juan legend that was adapted by the Italian librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. The two works are quite different.