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by ARTerra
on June 21, 2016

ARTErra is a multidisciplinary art residency placed in a very quiet and rural village in the heart of Portugal.
The art residency still has vacancies for the 2nd half of the year.

Check our website for all info: http://arterra....

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by wilbeau
on June 15, 2016

A mother was stroking her youngest daughter and told her family, “ She is just like S---. The down on her skin is the same and so is the length of her muscles. When I press my fingers into her skin it bounces back exactly the same way.” Hands observe these nuances, these fine details, taking in all this information...

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by wilbeau
on June 15, 2016

“…Can you bring me to the place
where the pollen is now the light…” Linda Hogan

At its best, art can be transformative: a painting can make us look at the world in a new way; a poem can capture thoughts that rattled around in our heads without coherence. Music is sometimes at its best when it is hardly...

Blythwood Winds's picture
on May 22, 2016

Celebrating Toronto – The Blythwood Winds explore creative new music from local composers with Hogtown Roundup: Toronto Graffiti

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by neilmusic
on May 21, 2016

Friday night, at the historic Monument-National theatre in Montreal, a new opera was premiered by composer/performer Kristin Nordeval and librettist Naomi Wallace, based on the true story of Patricia Isasa. Patricia was kidnapped at 16 in her native Argentina, tortured, raped, and held for two years without...

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by wilbeau
on May 9, 2016

I have been thinking this week about finger stability [which has been discussed here before] because of a need to improve my playing for a concert on Saturday night. When moving our fingers quickly, we think about getting from one note to the next. It is hard to think of anything else, speed is one of those things...

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by wilbeau
on April 28, 2016

“with nothing but a story, and time” – Linda Hogan

As you learn and work on a piece of music the narrative flow becomes the driving force for an interpretation. Sometimes it takes a very long time to find the best way to deliver a passage. Yesterday I was playing one of my own pieces, a fairly easy one, and...

Patrick K's picture
on April 25, 2016

Good day everyone

I'm back with a lot of good news!

To start I'd like to thank Richard Mascall for taking me under his wing. I find myself very privileged to be able to have the chance to learn from the best. Thank you Richard!

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by wilbeau
on April 23, 2016

Sometimes there is a bit of shame, in the last few weeks I have been practicing and recording improvisations. When you are trying ideas for the first time peculiar things happen. Today for example, playing along with my eyes closed I could have sworn my fingers were at the 2nd fret but they were really at the 5th....

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on April 10, 2016

Peter Hatch’s Wiki Mozart: The Oboe Quartet Remixed
A Lecture Recital by Elizabeth Eccleston
Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Monday, April 18th, 2016 3pm
Free Admission

ELIZABETH E. ECCLESTON, oboe*
Sharon Lee, violin
Woosol Cho, viola
...