Thursday, August 30, 2012

About that Spark

I have been told that my work on Tonal Refraction is about "what gets trained out of us" -- us being professional musicians. 

I firmly believe it is possible to teach children while maintaining the spark.    It also seems clear to me that the young musicians who opt to go downtown (i.e., to Brooklyn) are keeping the spark alive for what will eventually be called our culture.

Curiously, more and more Music Theory dissertations are being written about that "other" music.