Category Archives: Aired Poop

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

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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Quelques voyelles et consonnes

(taken from a live performance in Montréal, Winter 2013) As I prepare for a session with student composers at the Boston Conservatory of Music, on November 6th, I am forced to revisit and reconsider the principles under which I play … Continue reading

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