I have run across with Doug NC3I in Seattle on 40m this evening.
He has just finished the graduate school there and has got the doctorate degree in Music. He is a composer. He sounded a bit excited. It seemed he had had a concert for his work performed there that evening. He might be honored as the composer laurelled with the degree.
When I told him I could not understand the atonality in the modern music, he answered me the atonality was already "old". He composes based on our traditional music featuring improvisation. His work is planned to be performed in Japan. I would see him and may talk about music as well as his old TR4 then.
Ham radio is not dead at all but is still fascinating, isn't it?