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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Proof and Theory

In this post, we’ll work our way up to the idea of Proof after we discuss some of my influences. In future posts, we’ll roll forward to Theory and then discover how to apply these two ideas to our ongoing work on The Switch. In music, my great master is Ferdinando Carulli. A few data […]

Set 3 – Bach’s Gavotte – Pyramid and Circle

When the world outside is filled with turmoil, sometimes it indicates that it’s time to turn within.  Often I try and fail, that is, I fail to shield myself from the pain and anguish in our external world, or, succeeding to turn within, only uncover my own inner pain and anguish so that my internal […]

Set 3 – Bach’s Gavotte – The Weirdness Factor

To come to terms with just how weird it can be to uncover our own anthropomorphization, it helps to know the history of the word “weird.”  Consider: Old English wyrd ‘destiny,’ of Germanic origin. The adjective (late Middle English) originally meant ‘having the power to control destiny,’ and was used especially in the Weird Sisters, […]

Set 3 – Bach’s Gavotte – Anthropomorphization

Yes, I know, it’s a big word.  Easy to get lost in, like a Philadelphia pot hole.  So, let’s start by breaking it down into its two Greek roots. 1. Anthropos 2. Morph Anthropos is the Greek term for man, or mankind, just like in Anthropology.  And morph means to change, just like morphology, or […]

Set 3 – Bach’s Gavotte I from Cello Suite No. 6 – King of Klutz vs. Prince of Grace

Let’s talk about klutziness. I am a total klutz. This generalizes to every part of my life, and nowhere more so than my music. I fight my mind, for its klutzy inability to remember the simplest things. I fight my heart for its klutzy emotionalism, loudness, needy demands and childish, selfish foolishness. I fight my […]