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By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~

Acclaimed pianist Bruce Brubaker discusses his passion

In anticipation for the Music Series piano concert on Feb. 8, the Newswire sat down with Bruce Brubaker to learn more about his career, what pieces he will be performing and what it takes to become a professional musician. 393 more words

Xavier

Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly composed his Drones “as a method of developing harmonic ideas over a static structure. The idea is something not unlike singing along with one’s vacuum cleaner, or with the subtle but constant humming found in most dwelling places.” The pieces reflect that origin—they are intimate interior monologues, revealing their composer’s ideas about music (harmony in particular) in a particularly direct and relaxed way. 227 more words

Burning Ambulance

Nadia Sirota ~ On Drones & Viola

Nadia Sirota w/Valgeir Sigurðsson (Photo courtesy of Manic Owl Works)

Violist and Q2 host Nadia Sirota is back here once again taking a break from the activity-filled life she has for a few seconds to talk about… 681 more words

New Classical Music

Nico Muhly ~ On Drones

Nico Muhly had time to talk just a little about Drones, the series of recordings that started with a project he did with pianist… 320 more words

New Classical Music

Bruce Brubaker

Pianist Bruce Brubaker, a man very talented and prolific through his writings online and his activities as a teacher and curator, has taken time to talk to a man that feels rather under-educated as any kind of musician or authority on music (Hint: that would be moi) and sparked up a wonderful discussion about his process in recording his 6th release as a pianist, the new… 1,210 more words

New Classical Music

Diving Back Into the Big Pieces

Somewhere along the way, in my early 20s, I made the mistake of relying on a teacher to pass down the precise details of technique, fingering, pedaling, phrasing, and ultimately interpretation as I learned new repertoire. 496 more words

Piano Playing

Reblogged: Of a piece

This wonderful, insightful, thoughtful and sensitive article is reblogged from American pianist Bruce Brubaker’s blog Piano Morphosis, and confirms my feelings that we never really “finish” a piece, rather that we simply continue on a voyage of exploration….. 18 more words

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