Sunday, August 17, 2014

Blog as Conversation

Most of the posts on this blog are actually suggested by conversations of the previous day, sometimes in lessons, sometimes over coffee, sometimes after my in-house recitals, or rehearsals.

I invite you, dear reader, to participate on this level with remarks, questions, suggestions, objections, etc., either posted to the blog or via email to me:  The worst thing that can happen is that the conversation will not go anywhere at the time.

Sometimes when I hear a public presentation, as just happened in Seoul at the conference on Music Perception and Cognition, I make a comment that appears to fall flat.  Thud....silence.  In a later exchange that same comment, slightly varied, may produce a nod of recognition, a smile, or even a stream of consciousness reference to some shared source of insight.  At any rate, even the thud will have proved useful.

We are all in this together.