Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mark O’Connor

I had the honor of meeting Mark O’Connor backstage last night at a benefit concert for the Santa Fe Youth Symphony. He is our country’s greatest fiddler, a multi–Grammy winning violinist/composer/educator. The first half of the performance was flawlessly improvised. … Continue reading

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Sound Into Form

It is possible to put a tuning fork to a metal plate with iron filings on it, and the vibrations of the sound of the fork will move the filings into a shape. Different notes will create different patterns. Sound … Continue reading

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Silence Con’t

Silence is underestimated. It contains much more than we normally think: The space between the notes, Is white, Is blank. Yet something is actually there… A moment’s pause, All sit and wait, The motion suspended In the air. There is … Continue reading

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Fugue Fun

My father can read a newspaper, listen to the TV and pay attention to a conversation, all at the same time. How he does this I do not know, but being a distinguished professor of mathematics, he does have an … Continue reading

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Frankfurt, Germany International Book Fair, October 12-16, 2011

The Music Is Written will be at the largest international book fair in Frankfurt, Germany from October 12 – 16, 2011. ………………………………………………………………………………….. Please use the comments at the bottom of this post to tell me your own stories, poems, opinions … Continue reading

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