Archive for May, 2007

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Saturday, May 19th, 2007

  (photo by howardwho.com) So I’ve posted my lastest track onto my Myspace profile. It’s a dance track that utilizes a piano piece I improvised a couple years back, my little sister’s sweet voice, and an orchestral score I recorded for my demo. I like it when I can recycle the past into something new. […]

Sellars on the State of the State of Everything

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

  When I saw Peter Sellars speak at a pre-concert talk at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, it was an understatement to say that he stood out. With gravity-defying hair and a charismatic voice, he boomed about the vitality of the artwork, namely the Wagner opera he staged with Bill Viola’s videos. Well, after reading […]

Out of LA

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

(photo by howardwho.com) I don’t particularly like the movie Out of Africa. I mean, the fact that they use the slow movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is a nice touch, but seriously Mozart will work wonders in pretty much any film context. No…what sticks is the image of a plane flying over Africa. And what […]

Bruin Marimbas

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

  The marimba is among my favorite instruments of all time. It resonates deeply generating the all important overtones that wash over your ears. They don’t sound dinky like xylophones can or too mellow like vibraphones can. They are just right in their rich tones of wood that can both feel ancient as well as modern. […]