Weekly Digest for the Holidays: Play Before Work, Musicians as Energy Grids, Igniting the Imagination with Music
December 13, 2011
And read up on the Scrapheap Orchestra, making instruments out of trash
Greg Sandow on BORING Orchestra Photos
Alex Ross on Copland and the Republicans
Tips for Collaborative Criticism, the latest from the Musician’s Way blog
Play Before Work May Be Key To Greatness
And ever think of yourself as an expressive Energy Grid?
Astrid Baumgardner on the five tips on positivity and developing the mindset of a music entrepreneur
Get Out, the latest from the Entrepreneurial Musicianship blog
This is cool: The App for Music in Central Park
Music and Boxing?? Eastman students are doing it
Video of the week–
One of the most eagerly awaited TEDxSydney 2011 speaker videos is this one by music educator Richard Gill, in which he argues the case for igniting the imagination through music and for making our own music. Thanks to http://wiscmusiccareer.wordpress.com for passing this on.
Quote of the week–
“[Meredith Monk]‘s mission statement had said something about how the ethnic cultures have it covered. They don’t separate music, dance, drama, theater–It’s all one. And that appeals to me so strongly, the idea of ‘How can you write a piece without considering the visual element of it, or the dramatic element of it?’–Not that it has to tell a story or have a plot or make sense, but we react to that as humans in the audience.”–cellist/composer/singer/dancer/flutist Malina Rauschenfels
Cartoon of the week–
The Weekly Digest will return the week of January 9.