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Sunday Music & Lux Aeterna & Ligeti

Lux Aeterna, by György Ligeti, performed by Cambridge Clare College Choir, conducted by Timothy Brown. From the album Illumina (1999). OK, I admit I’m kind of going out on the outer edge with this one. 73 more words


A Rough Guide to Slide Whistles

This week I’m performing Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. The percussion part includes difficult passages for two tuned slide whistles. In addition to the finer points of tuned slide whistle, this article might also help to illustrate the sheer amount of collective effort it takes to put on an event like this. 682 more words

Contemporary Music

The best things have layers

All to often we are tempted to dismiss a piece of music because we do not understand where it is coming from or what it is trying to say. 376 more words

Semester Preview: Spring 2015

Last semester was quite a challenge. But a new semester has begun, and that means new opportunities to be a better teacher, scholar, and colleague. 1,357 more words