Monthly Archives: October 2010

Let’s hear it for Abumrad and Kurlwich! NYReview of Books shout-out for RadioLab!

This blog has been silent for a bit. It has to do mainly with the fact that each and every one of us has been plunged into a ton of work lately. I was diverted from writing to put on my production manager hat for the American Composer Orchestra‘s opening concert on the 15th (which rocked!). Jocelyn [...]

old school take-aways

John’s coverage of our latest adventure was so thorough that there isn’t much left for me to say. But I’d like to briefly highlight a few of the elements that, from my perspective, made for an afternoon of extraordinarily productive music-making: 1. Economy. The basic musical material came down to a simple V-I pattern in [...]

thoughts from one of the old-school musicians…

One of our rockers from the workshop upstate asked me to post her thoughts about the music we created up on the blog. So here it is: “Lucy was the spirit of our whole jam session. I can’t speak for all of us, but for me, I was thinking about how she must have felt [...]

keeping it real upstate… old school style…

This weekend I had the opportunity to travel upstate to the village of Cherry Valley NY to do a composition workshop with some crazy-talented musicians. The whole affair was a part of my grant from the kind folks at Meet the Composer. These musicians ranged from middle-school to high-school age and came from all kinds [...]