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Wes Phillips 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 Mar 10, 2008 3 comments
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Wes Phillips Mar 07, 2008 2 comments
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Wes Phillips 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 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 Feb 12, 2008 0 comments
May Pang spills the beans about her relationship with John Lennon.
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Wes Phillips 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 Feb 04, 2008 1 comments
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Wes Phillips Jan 30, 2008 0 comments
The Melbourne Symphony plays music on VB bottles. My kind of musc.

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Wes Phillips Jan 29, 2008 1 comments
Nigel Tufnel gets an honorary degree at the Berklee College of Music.
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Wes Phillips 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 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 Jan 25, 2008 1 comments
In her kittenage, before we adopted her, Bagheera was a deli cat. I don't want to psychoanalyze an animal with a brain the size of a walnut, but Bagheera loves cardboard boxes. She will lie on them for hours—unless we do something silly like pet her or notice her. Then she'll go sulk in the corner.
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