If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it’s missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. As it is late in the evening, here is a thing that always gets me. It’s a simplicity of line and the stuff of a good performance. […]


A little while back, Public Radio did an excellent series of programs on American Music, called “American Mavericks.” Fortunately for us, you can read and listen to the great stuff online, even if you missed the radio broadcast (as many of you probably did). Ironically enough, many of these programs were used in my American […]

Cheap in the City

For those of you who like hearing good music, never fear the bargains! In any city, good music is only a rush ticket or partial-view seat away.


This is a classic short film which won the Academy Award, and has a very interesting soundtrack to say the least: The creator and composer is Norman McLaren, who apparently cut little wedges and nicks into the side of the film to create the score!  I would be curious to know how he managed to […]

Arvo Pärt – Für Alina and the tintinnabuli style

“Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes wander into when I am searching for answers – in my life, my music, my work. In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning. The complex and many-faceted only confuses me, and I must search for unity. What is […]