One of the important facets of post-modernism over the last 50 years is our art’s focus on bringing the audience’s attention to what they are doing, the setting they are in, what they ate for lunch or what they wear. This is an important goal to achieve, as it de-limits what can be done. The [...]
As many of you know, I am a freelance musician here in New York City. I am playing frequently, so I may as well use this platform to shamelessly promote my own endeavors. On the upper left hand side of your browser bar there should be a link to a new page with my upcoming [...]
Art projects are a great way to stimulate the economy. I recently wrote why the money for the NEA, taken out from the senate stimulus bill, should be re-included (which eventually was added back in conference). Darren W. Miller of Madness of Art has a much better post on this than I do. He says:
A friend from my days in Miami, Andy Rice, and I are starting a slow going project tentatively titled: “Project Symphony“. He and a few of his friends run a web design studio called Miami Design Studio. Andy has a great description of what our goals are:
Without going into too much detail quite yet, [...]
Apologies to readers, the posting may be a little light in the coming days as I’ll be preparing for and performing my senior recital on Sunday. Afterwards I hope to have some interesting articles on art and the economy and a guest post from Patti Kilroy on the edition of Bach Partitas and Sonatas I [...]
Up at the top left hand corner you’ll see home, about and now sheet music. As I continue to host more music I’ll throw it there so it’s still easily accessible and you don’t have a to dredge through all the posts on this blog. Happy playing.
A while ago I wrote about consumption and moving beyond post-modernism. In it I discussed how our new e-age is essentially an extension of post-modernism and that the projection of ourselves on social-networking utilities is a hypereality representative of this extension. As a reminder:
Hyperreality is closely related to the concept of the [...]
Quick Update for all the violin/viola couples out there.
Mozart Duos for Violin & Viola
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I recently applied for a collaborative grant to put on a performance art piece I am writing called The Cure at Troy. I am happy to announce that I have been awarded $2000 to rehearse, promote and perform my work:
On behalf of the review panel of the Coordinating Council for Music at New York [...]
In today’s New York Times, an Op-Ed by Christopher Francese discussed how it was stupid to put latin on diplomas since no-one can understand it anyways:
Latin is a beautiful language and a relief from the incessant novelty and informality of the modern age. But when it’s used on diplomas, the effect is to obfuscate, [...]