Category Archives: Aired Poop

Miscellaneous complaints and observations about Music, Society and my own life.

Axioms redefined

I borrowed popular sayings for the first half of each sentence—the second halves are new thoughts that enrich the preceding dictum that we often take for granted. It takes money to make money—but it also takes no money to not … Continue reading

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Transition By Season

Transition By Season is an abstract catalogue of the music I’ve performed in a recently completed season.  It allows me the opportunity to reflect upon my musicking with open yet categorical coverage.  Here is the transition that is my 2014-15 … Continue reading

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Ages and Aging

The relationship between adults and children is one of camaraderie, rather than authority.  The child is utterly lost – she does not know where she is, why she’s there, what he’s doing, and what he’s going to do.  This is … Continue reading

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Diminishing Returns (#3)

Spend any amount of time whatsoever on Facebook.

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10 Random Thoughts

1. Underlining will fall out of fashion due to the use of underlined text to signify a hyperlink on the internet.  People will be encouraged to substitute in favor of alternative forms of emphasis, to avoid confusion with the hyperlink.  … Continue reading

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Early Music – What It Means To Me

(Above: Top of the score of For Harpsichord, written for and dedicated to Francis Yun) I just finished writing a solo harpsichord piece for my dear friend Francis Yun, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan. In writing this … Continue reading

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The Big Payoff

For the first time since starting to blog, I’ve come up with the title before the post.  The title: The Big Payoff. The Big Payoff [will be] about pay, for freelance musicians. I think the term is the perfect bloated-elephant-balloon-in-the-room … Continue reading

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In the First Place

It is past 5 o’clock on Friday, and the post office is officially closed for the day, which means I officially missed the deadline for an international piano competition for which I’ve been preparing, but never really wanted to do … Continue reading

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Homeliness – Off the Map, On the Spectrum

Here I am, getting ready to perform at the lovingly daring, and even to many, daringly loving, Spectrum, in New York City, with my cohorts-in-arms Marina Kifferstein (violin), Hans Tammen (cyclebox, and many other instruments/sound processors), and the TAK Ensemble. … Continue reading

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Off the Record, In the Moment: Thoughts on Recording

Studio recording of my Encore No. 1, in Pollack Hall, Montreal 2012 (engineer: Kristine Peters) I’m now at the point where I am considering becoming a Recording Artist.  Many musicians are not in the position to “consider” – any young … Continue reading

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