A musical voice can refer to a singer like Tony Bennett. Or it can refer to a voice in an orchestra of voices -- like Arturo Sandoval's trumpet.In the case of the late Marian McPartland, several voices that have sung together in perfect harmony have been silenced. It is a big loss in our small town.The […]
The Blind Man's GardenThe full quotation from Nadeem Aslam's The Blind Man's Garden (@AAKnopf): "The opposite of war is not peace but civilization, and civilization is purchased with violence and cold-blooded murder. With war."The New Yorker's "Briefly Noted" reviewer judges the writing to be "visceral but exquisite, emotionally affecting yet unsentimental."An excerpt:"Rohan looks out of the window, […]
Promo for "The Violin" by Anna Clyne and Josh DormanAs part of New York City's River to River Festival, the Original Music Workshop presented "The Violin." The Original Music Workshop describes such events as those that:. . .take place in unexpected spaces, away from the Williamsburg site where OMW is constructing its heralded future home, […]
The 10 June 2013 issue of the New Yorker featured a photograph by Gabriele Stabile of musician Erykah Badu and a violinist. In the periodical's "Goings on About Town," the violinist is unnamed, anonymous, but represents the Brooklyn Philharmonic with whom Badu was to play later in the month.
So suggests the New Yorker's James Wood in a review (pay wall) of Jamie Quatro’s book of short stories (New Yorker 3/11/13). He writes:Short fiction is closer to poetry than to the novel, and very short fiction is even closer. Quatro has a poet’s compound eye for small forms, passing phrases, useful repetitions, fleeting images. In […]
SNIP from the Science Gallery International portal: Science Gallery International is a non-profit company headquartered in Dublin and charged with supporting the development of the Global Science Gallery Network. Our misison is shared with each node in the Network – to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide. Our vision is to catalyse the development […]