Monthly Archives: May 2011

Practicing as massage

Practicing the piano, at its best and most intuitive, is like massaging the music out of the score, the piano, the hands. Broad initial strokes uncover places of physical and musical discomfort, which are then coaxed, with a variety of … Continue reading

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Another poetic experiment

Armed with an Opinion I am free now not to listen And yet, as my shield hardens, it grows brittle. — Not yet sure what to title, this, so if you have any ideas…

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The Importance of (E)motion

“Time is what we and music exist in.” I can’t quite track this quote down, but I was under the impression that it was from John Cage. At any rate, it came to mind recently as I was thinking about … Continue reading

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