If you can't make the live show...
Thanks to A.C. Douglas, et al., for this link to a talk by Alex Ross at Google, discussing The Rest is Noise.
If you cannot, as I said, make the live show, you can watch this. You can also sit, quietly cursing your college's Lecture Committee for not inviting Mr. Ross to campus to discuss his book.
Watch the video. It is pretty sweet, as the kids would say, and it has reminded me that I really need to get to the bookstore and buy Ross' book.