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wilbeau's picture
by wilbeau
on August 1, 2016

It is useful to think of the music we learn as gifts. Sometimes they are gifts from bygone times, like music from 1820; sometimes they are from living composers. Our mothers taught us to be gracious when receiving presents because it engenders gratitude, which in turn helps the gift cycle continue. Even if we...

by John Burke
on July 21, 2016

Delighted to have received confirmation that thanks to a Canada Council Grants to Artists I will be able to continue my exploration of Asian music that began with Balinese music in 2012 and continued with Korean traditional music in 2013 and Thai music in 2014. This grant will allow me to attend the Madras Music...

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by wilbeau
on July 20, 2016

I believe we have to rehearse differently depending on our state of mind. In order to process lots of data effectively we must be alert and have the necessary energy to do so. For this reason learning new pieces or new habits requires more energy while reviewing older pieces takes less.

wilbeau's picture
by wilbeau
on July 11, 2016

Sitting down to practice we might consider what we can learn today. It might be as simple as getting a feel for the piece, or more complicated like keeping to an exam preparation schedule. We might consider our state of mind be it haggard or alert and full of energy. Time constraints are another factor we might...

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on July 6, 2016

By Gloria Lipski


wilbeau's picture
by wilbeau
on June 30, 2016

…from nests the owls called…” Linda Hogan

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by ARTerra
on June 21, 2016

ARTErra is a multidisciplinary art residency placed in a very quiet and rural village in the heart of Portugal.
The art residency still has vacancies for the 2nd half of the year.

Check our website for all info: http://arterra....

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by wilbeau
on June 15, 2016

A mother was stroking her youngest daughter and told her family, “ She is just like S---. The down on her skin is the same and so is the length of her muscles. When I press my fingers into her skin it bounces back exactly the same way.” Hands observe these nuances, these fine details, taking in all this information...

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by wilbeau
on June 15, 2016

“…Can you bring me to the place
where the pollen is now the light…” Linda Hogan

At its best, art can be transformative: a painting can make us look at the world in a new way; a poem can capture thoughts that rattled around in our heads without coherence. Music is sometimes at its best when it is hardly...

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on May 22, 2016

Celebrating Toronto – The Blythwood Winds explore creative new music from local composers with Hogtown Roundup: Toronto Graffiti