Recording Radio Rewrite

A few weeks ago a former student of mine asked for advice about recording.  Her quintet was heading into a professional recording studio for the first time and they were wondering what to expect. My first response was: “Expect to get tired and frustrated!”  Upon reflection, I was a little taken aback that my first […]

August 14, 2017

Digesting Music

At a party last week I was presented with what was obviously a loaded question: “What do you like about the music you play?” Let’s ignore the fact that I play a wide variety of music, everything from funk to minimal to modernist to postmodernist to folk to… What the questioner was asking about was that music. […]

August 14, 2017

Alarm System – Rashad Becker: Lunch and Music

Today I realized I make utilitarian lunches. As I was chewing on my roast beef sandwich with some months-old dijon mustard, I noticed the meat didn’t go all the way to the edges of the bread. I noticed the mustard was placed in a dollop right in the center. I noticed I was eating for calories […]

August 14, 2017