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“Baby” Sommer at WDR3 Jazz Fest – Köln

I was in Cologne, beginning of February, and friends took me to three concerts in a beautiful ’50s-era radio hall, as part of the WDR3 Jazz Fest. In one fantastic night we heard the Florian Weber Quartet & Louis Sclavis, … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, John Cage

__To celebrate John Cage’s 100th birthday with you I am wondering what I can share. I just returned from the library, here at the Banff Centre for the Arts, with CDs of his music by Joëlle Léandre and Ninh lê … Continue reading

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Gesture and Thierry De Mey

__I attended the Workshop on the relationship between gestures and composition/performance organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 6 (expanded musical practice) at McGill University, featuring guest speaker Thierry De Mey. __To begin, Martin Marier of l’Université de Montréal introduced his foam-sandwich … Continue reading

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The Glockenspiel

or Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About the Glockenspiel __But Were Afraid to Ask __Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died two hundred and twenty years ago today, and since I recently had the terrifying pleasure of playing glockenspiel in an adaptation … Continue reading

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