Monthly Archives: January 2011

Changing the tradition: The new orchestra

I came across a posting that I just had to mention here. It shows how orchestras are incorporating new technologies and moving toward the future. The link is In there, three examples are mentioned: A concert by the Hamburg … Continue reading

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Interview with Benjamin Zander

This is a short post. I came across this interview with Benjamin Zander for the School Band & Orchestramagazine (Dec. 2010), and I wanted to share it with others. Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the New … Continue reading

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Music improvisation and brain activity

This presentation on creativity, music improvisation, and brain activity is fascinating. Charles Limb is a doctor, musician, and researcher, and in this video, he shows some of his findings when analyzing the brain activity of a jazz musician and a rapper through … Continue reading

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Videos: Oboe reed test and attack

Robin Tropper posted on his blog (Born Again Oboe!) two very interesting videos about testing oboe reeds. I thought it would be nice to to post the videos here as well (if you don’t mind, Robin…). The person on the … Continue reading

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