August 9, 2016
Whither (wither?) the Sistema Special Interest Group?
August 7, 2016
Didn't make it to Glasgow? Here's some of the stuff you might have missed.
August 3, 2016
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 […]
June 7, 2016
The Baltimore conference organizers asked me to put my money where my mouth is. Challenge accepted.
May 5, 2016
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 […]