American Composers Alliance > Slonimsky Brochure Text
Nicholas Slonimsky's extensive article on Ulysses Kay includes a biographical essay, a catalog of his works to date, and a stylistic analysis of his compositions. For the article, Slonimsky interviewed Kay at home, and it is still a very useful assessment of Kay's early period.
From page 4: "The list of Kay's works is an impressive one; in a dictionary entry he might bear the adjective 'prolific', but without the stigma, we hope, of utter uselessness that hounds so many 'prolific' composers. Kay is anything but a dictionary composer; he is eminently alive, and the multitude of his works does not smother the truly inspired pages of his best compositions. Perhaps he is right in discarding some of his scores; not because they are inferior, but because other scores are superior. He might as well exhibit his best."