The fact that the pandemic hit during a school semester has provided what may be the largest natural socio-educational experiment of our time. And it's been uncomfortable.
Expecting a large ensemble to improvise as successfully as a jazz quintet is ludicrous.
Sistema programs are a declaration of different aspirations, of different values, of a different vision for society
This is the perverse logic of the world of STEM.
How a major research university is playing a role in Sistema internationally
ISME 2014 and the Sistema Special Interest Group have both drawn to their conclusion in Porto Alegre. Here, for your reading enjoyment, are the relative highlights. And the lowlights.
This was not the same orchestra. There was a technical and musical assurance, a mental flexibility, a level of intellectual discipline that was evident in every measure they played.
The least comfortable seat is the one on the fence, but that’s where the Fundación needs to be right now.
Teachers, like publishers, are gatekeepers. Both entities make difficult choices in terms of what content to present, in terms of what perspectives to privilege. But unlike publishers, teachers do not make these choices based on profitability.
It has been incredibly gratifying to watch her musical awakening, how music and sound have become a source of genuine pleasure and joy.