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drama and music

could we amp up the drama in music performances? now even more? in the dumps bring it down, dry when witty, beautiful when lyrical, agitated or bitter, relentlessly despairing, committing the instrument, the perspective, the voice completely. i would like … Continue reading

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time travel

While eating my lunch today, I read a piece by Jean Sprackland that mentioned something about the aurochs. Julius Caesar, in “The Gallic Wars,” described the¬†aurochs–a member of the wild cattle family–as smaller than an elephant, resembling a bull, and … Continue reading

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projections

Clean out your ears, don’t listen for what you already know. –Rumi Was it the 13-century Persian poet who also wrote that in order to project oneself into the world we cast the shadow of the person we want to … Continue reading

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