How's it going with you? As for me: continued Bach to Bach hits on the radio, roaming the Rochester classical concert scene, getting ready for Live from Hochstein, and chatting about music when I can. Here are a few of my recent interviews/features:
Isnâ€™t it fun to talk about music? Iâ€™m always happy to chat (we can start a shouting match have a civil discussion over on Twitter or Facebook if youâ€™d like).
Here are a few of my recent slightly more structured musical conversations: interviews that were featured on WXXIâ€™s Classical 91.5 Some of them are musicians in Rochester, others just stopping by for a visit.
â€śTo have Mr. Stravinsky in residence for this past week, and conducting part of this eveningâ€™s program, we have brought to our students the most illustrious example of an individual who exemplifies both the knower and the doer. The impact of his presence upon the minds of our students is incalculableâ€ť
â€“ Walter Hendl, Director, Eastman School of Music
What to do now to avoid the dishes? The opportunity to see rare and classic films in a theater has been a real treat since I moved here, and some nights I was even lured me away from a few classical concerts.
Now, Iâ€™ll just have more time for music. If I get to even half of what Iâ€™ve written in to my calendar for the next few months, it will be pretty good. Here are some of the things that Iâ€™m looking forward to the first two months of 2013:
Music, what does it communicate? Is whatâ€™s clear to me clear to you? Is music just sounds? Then what does it communicate? Is a truck passing by music? If I can see it, do I have to hear it too? If I donâ€™t hear it, does it still communicate? If while I see it I canâ€™t hear it, but hear something else, say an egg-beater, because Iâ€™m inside looking out, does the truck communicate or the egg-beater, which communicates? Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?
â€¨-John Cage, Silence
Happy 100th, John Cage! What if share my own favorite experience with John Cage and his infamous 4'33"?
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