Tag Archive: Eric Edberg

Are Orchestra Musicians Replaceable?

Drew McManus pointed out a piece written by Michaela Boland which had some interesting quotes by Greg Sandow with whom I don’t necessarily agree on many points though he is one of the… Continue reading

Classical vs. Pop [vs. the Rest]

There’s a phrase in post-colonial criticism and politics that essentially states that the overriding dichotomy is the “West vs.the Rest.”  One of the things that strikes me about discussions (in the US and… Continue reading

Is there really a Classical Music Crisis?

I’ve been trying to catch up on my blogroll, mainly because (and maybe this is ironic) I’ve been so busy gigging that I haven’t really had much time to dig into my subscriptions.… Continue reading

Music of the Whole World: The ABCs of Intercultural Music

So tonight, the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is having their “Music of the Whole World: The ABCs of Intercultural Music” event that I mentioned in a previous post. The performances details: Thursday March 3,… Continue reading

Tuesday Rehearsal Reflections: River City Klezmer Band

I’m posting this now as I may or may not be back in time tonight to finish a post before midnight.  If you folks hadn’t noticed I am attempting to blog once a… Continue reading

“…it is often the quietest person who achieves the highest degree of ecstasy.”

Reading one of Eric Edberg’s recent posts reminded me of the quote in the title of this blog post.  Oliver Leaman, in his book “Islamic Aesthetics”, describes the role of the audience of… Continue reading

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