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In 2008, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer that had metastasized to different areas of my body. Most of the tumors shrank or disappeared with chemotherapy. Five months after treatments however, two more tumors located on the speech center of … Continue reading
My former violin teacher, Willy Sucre, had been in a terrible car accident. He didn’t know if he would ever be able to play his instrument again. He began to heal but also had to learn how to sit and hold … Continue reading
One definition of music is that it is sound that has been organized by rhythm, which is timed. Do you think this is true? Think about a single note that may be strikingly beautiful to you, such as the chime … Continue reading
Music is the pleasure the human soul experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. – Leibniz The question of how music is related to the natural world, has come up for centuries, from the philosopher Plato, who considered … Continue reading
Several months ago I had a new set of Haiku poems to read in public and so coined the term ‘Japanese sneezes’ to describe their melodic expression: Breath of a poet, Sounds flowing out in meaning, The audience sighs. The Japanese … Continue reading