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Ontologies of Music

Bohlman, Phillip V.  “Ontologies of Music.”  Rethinking Music.  Eds. Nicholas Cook and Mark Everist.  New York: Oxford, 1999.  17-34.  Print.

From the start, Bohlman advocates an open understanding of the nature of music: “Music may be what we think it is; it may not be”. 462 more words


Editor's Note - Chelsea Rugg, Tuesday Thoughts

Reading several of my fellow ensemble members’ Tuesday Thoughts, I have noticed a recurring theme: creative rediscovery and rejuvenation. Now, I don’t want to be the one to end a good thing, so I’m going to talk about that as well. 895 more words


Saturday Night

Busty girls meet blue jays
Who dance all night
Until the beat dusts
Away all fears that
Fight the thoughts.
In the meantime,
I’ll find me a bottle… 99 more words


Christine Sun-Kim - Sound As a Dollar

I visited the Arnolfini to view Christine Sun-Kim’s visual sound display named ‘Sound As a Dollar’. The display was simply two projectors, one show the name of the sound being played and the other showing the view how loud the sound was. 18 more words


The Sound I Felt ~ A Jazz Meditation on Going 4 My Dream featuring Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra ~ Dizzy Gillespie performing Love Theme from “The Sandpiper” (“The Shadow of Your Smile”)

This is an excerpt from my memoir “To be living, growing, changing beings in a living, growing, changing Universe opens a larger, more dynamic sense of relationship, to each other and the world, as we journey through the depth and surface of life. 17 more words

Jazz: Arts & Entertainment

Listen: preserved recordings of Thomas Edison's creepy talking dolls are terrifying

Thomas Edison invented many things, most of which we take for granted today. But one of his creations should have, perhaps, been left to remain in obscurity. 275 more words