Composing

I like how my own sense of hearing has a built in filter while I sit on the subway or in a noisey café, I can by virtue of observing, […]

(to the drummer) How do you do that?   I can’t tell you.   Why not?   Because you wouldn’t believe me.   Try me.   Better to stay silent […]

Looking at exercises in a book about Theatre of the Oppressed (Augusto Boal). Many make me think of musical counterparts, about attention and imitation or leading and reflection, similar issues […]

Trying to catch my bias and interrupt it,  decent cheap thrill. If I didn’t put effort into it, my right hand would just play piano same way over and over. […]

If there isn’t free will than what’s going on when I make something up on the piano? Do we have free will or are we at the mercy of our […]

There was a musician who loved sorting through their habits and later played at avoiding them. Their favourite personal contributions were whatever didn’t sound like them. This frustrated many people […]

Airplane back from Winnipeg, Blade Runner playing. As it started I read the credits, Harrison Ford, Edward Olmos, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer and I thought how cool they got the […]

Animals are already in that space improvisors are trying to sniff out. They’re paying attention to every second, already living it. I used to think it was valuable to try […]

Interesting to hear more land acknowledgements this year. Opening remarks at public events stimulate thought even though some people read it without much life in their voice. Guess you can’t […]

Used to drive on the left and faster than the pack but experience altered me. Now the slow lane, no guarantee but better odds for longevity. Hard to not play […]