mir October 2, 2016

Impoverished Improv

August 30, 2016



I’m tired of being stomped like a foot-action player piano and then being told I’m empowered and improvising.

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The Search for SIGnificance

August 9, 2016



Whither (wither?) the Sistema Special Interest Group?

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Report from ISME 2016

August 7, 2016


Glasgow Cathedral Banner

Didn't make it to Glasgow? Here's some of the stuff you might have missed.

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To confer and to confront

August 3, 2016


San Glasgow Team Banner

I miss the old days, when doing a conference entailed sequencing a few heart-warming anecdotes from Venezuela, and where the only challenge was choosing the right tone and tenor to leave the audience bathed in moral elevation having heard firsthand the power of music. I particularly missed those days at 3am last Wednesday morning when […]

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A little less conversation, a little more…

June 23, 2016



Of the many quotes of the eminently quotable British Statesman Sir Winston Churchill, the one that seems to have the most currency today is his statement that “Democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried.”  This wry cynicism may be attributable to Churchill’s personal view of Democracy, […]

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Walking the walk

June 7, 2016



The Baltimore conference organizers asked me to put my money where my mouth is. Challenge accepted.

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