Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sitting In on a Downbeat Magazine Competition

A student of mine, Iram Reyes, wrote a jazz composition during our grad comp lessons. And submitted it to Downbeat for the student Jazz Composition contest. I enjoyed playing the electric piano solo on it. Here it is: On The … Continue reading

Posted in Jazz | Leave a comment

Entrepreneurship is the same ethic as art

 Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. The Art Game is the pursuit of creativity without regard to tangibles. By focusing on creativity as a process, this definition opens the term to all kinds of … Continue reading

Posted in Composer | Leave a comment

Ligeti – Artikulation

Ligeti – Artikulation by tonicadominante What does music look like? With new sounds and new technologies, the question is more apt than ever.  Music notation takes on a different meaning in the age of computers. After all, the essential divide … Continue reading

Posted in Composer, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

To The Crazy Ones

To The Crazy Ones Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the … Continue reading

Posted in Composer, Uncategorized | Leave a comment