MLR August 30, 2016

The Search for SIGnificance

August 9, 2016

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SIG

Whither (wither?) the Sistema Special Interest Group?

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Report from ISME 2016

August 7, 2016

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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

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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

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Votefortrump

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

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Conf3

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

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When Sistema isn’t as easy as pie

May 5, 2016

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A modest proposal

On the drive back from the Reframing El Sistema conference in Baltimore, my students and I stopped for pie in Washington DC. Over a very delicious and savoury slice of steak and chile (really) I took the opportunity to ask a freshman cellist what she had thought of the conference. Her response was brutal: “I […]

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