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Once, I tried to create a huge sea-turtle smashing the window of a sea-aquarium. I woke up a Sunday-morning, dreaming a bright blue tubular light was shining in front of me. And I thought: “It’s the waves making the emotions.” Have you ever seen Rothko in real live? That is also waves making the emotion,… Continue reading Not the music makes the emotions, the waves do.
We got stuck in a Zoom-in-meeting about details. Now, let’s Zoom-out of this meeting and write some Beautiful music. Let me explain: Inventive composers are always educating themselves. So it’s important to think about the best way to study your whole life, all the time. My personal experiences come from a self-educating perspective, an autodidact… Continue reading Zoom in – Zoom out
I was just thinking ‘Repetition doesn’t make Real’. Is a rehearsal a re-hearing? Or is it a re-petition? A lot of time is spend repeating phrases, parts, pieces. The conductor sets a personal goal and the musicians try to satisfy his/her demand. But this builds up to a co-dependence: The conductor needs the orchestra to… Continue reading Repetition doesn’t make real
The Vision of a 4D Cobweb over the moon. I got really completely stuck, my own Form didn’t work well for practical reasons, so I decided to use a Rondo instead. By pure perseverance the piece became longer and longer.. then, suddenly, things turned out really interesting. I stopped myself, knowing that I could not… Continue reading The 4D Cobweb of the Work of Art
From his book With my own two hands Rhythms govern the universe. It’s awe-inspiring to gaze into the heavens and contemplate the speed and predictable course of each planet. The rhythmic change of the seasons. Rhythm refers to any regulated movement containing strong and weak pulses. As, for example the ebb and flow of tides.… Continue reading Seymour Bernstein
. . . . . . . . Courage It takes courage to look back and be kind to everything you created. Being accepting and kind to all the Music that came to you, is much more provoking than ‘critiquing’ it. . . . . . . . . . Kindness I never thought about… Continue reading Viola and kindness
I visited Vienna last year and there I visited the “Hundertwasserhaus’. There was an interesting quote from the architect/artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. “Art isn’t between people, but between a human-being and Nature.” It that made me think about the past 2 weeks of studying several conductors and contemplating the books of conductor/educator Edward Lisk. I never… Continue reading Music and Friendensreich Hundertwasser
Genres and Forms in the Universe of Miracles Maybe you dreamed of eating all the ice-cream in the shop, running through water on a cold day, buying all the puppies in the store. Now is the time to do that. In the Universe of Miracles, there are no traditional genres and FORMS. The use of… Continue reading Genres and Forms in the Universe of Miracles
On my desk are the FC, Lyrical conducting, Why we teach Music, dull harmony books, Norden, the wheel of orchestration in the making, your brain on music, thinking like Da Vinci, this film versus concert music discussion…and I have to write a piece…but..and…no….really? …I wonder: “Why do I need this thought experiment ‘MelLusko’ today? Before… Continue reading Naming Music