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Capturing instant impressions in melodies

Gold. Outside my window I see gold. The leaves in the wineyards, the setting sun, the trees in my garden – everything is bathing in a warm, golden light. 380 more words


Contemplation of the Score in Slow Motion

I dragged up my 52-lb weighted Kurzweil keyboard from the basement in order to stammer through some Bach and Chopin to remind myself what compositional craft used to be about. 101 more words


Hannah Bennison: Art imitates the running life of Vernon Panthers' BC champion harrier

Ask Hannah Bennison to describe her running style, and you can almost picture the Grade 11 middle-distance star from Vernon Secondary at work in front of an easel, making every brush-stroke on her canvas count by using every bit of paint on her palette. 637 more words

Howard Tsumura

Debussy and Rossetti: 'La damoiselle élue'

I first heard this particular piece of music by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) through Ken Russell’s biopic of the composer, The Debussy Film (1965). It stars Oliver Reed as an actor playing Debussy in a film about the composer’s life — a most ‘meta’ plot. 579 more words

Dante Gabriel Rossetti