Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 12, 2008 1 comments
Here's an interesting article about Princeton University composer Dmitri Tymoczko, who has string theory mathematics to represent the relationship of musical chords to one another in a graphic form.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 07, 2008 2 comments
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Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 03, 2008 1 comments
A study published in the open source science journal PLoS One investigates the neural processes of jazz improvisation. Johns Hopkins neuroscientists put piano players in a fMRI scanner with a special keyboard and asked them to perform different five-finger exercises: play a scale, play a melody, and improvise on either the scale or the melody.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Feb 22, 2008 0 comments
As I was scrolling through the offerings at TDF a few weeks ago, I spotted a performance by the McCollough Sons of Thunder Brass Band. Hmmm, I thought I remembered my old friend Michael Cogswell mentioning to me that I ought to check them out. Actually, what he told me was that if I was ever able to hear them, I should cancel everything I could be doing and hie myself hence at oncely.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Feb 12, 2008 0 comments
May Pang spills the beans about her relationship with John Lennon.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Feb 11, 2008 1 comments
In my first job in New York, my boss walked into my office one morning with a folded sheet of paper and a pained expression on his face. I asked him, "What's that?"
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Wes Phillips Posted: Feb 04, 2008 1 comments
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 30, 2008 0 comments
The Melbourne Symphony plays music on VB bottles. My kind of musc.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 29, 2008 0 comments
Steve Martin has just published an autobiography, Born Standing Up, in which he describes how he created his comedic persona by using logic. That was the easy part, next he had to figure out how to sell it to the audience.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 29, 2008 1 comments
Nigel Tufnel gets an honorary degree at the Berklee College of Music.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 28, 2008 1 comments
I was eating tagine with John Atkinson and Cantus' Erick Lichte a few nights ago and mentioned having read Anne Midgette's essay about her antipathy towards Brahms.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 25, 2008 0 comments
This is just so wrong, it's right.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 25, 2008 0 comments
Huckleberry likes to sleep just above my keyboard. That part's cool, but when he wakes up, he'll decide to play swat the fingers until I give chase.

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