Saturday, August 9, 2014

Returned from ICMPC in Korea

The conference was an unexpectedly wonderful opportunity to meet likeminded musicians and scholars from all over the world: likeminded in that we seem to share a concern for what happens when music and human beings collide.

We have our various ways of approaching, even of asking the question, let alone defining "music."  But the company was excellent, the conversation as well.

I am running for President of the United States of America, effective immediately, with a Stanford University grad student in computer science as Vice-Presidential running mate.  Our platform, a direct outgrowth of papers delivered at the conference:  
  • Get senior citizens off the streets and indoors playing chamber music 
  • Compulsory music education insurance for every family in America

We consider ourselves elected.