Invisible Places (Simon)

“Touch is the parent of our senses as all our senses rely on specialized skins.” “A place is understood through its echo” Juhani Pallasmaa As I have returned home after visiting the conference on Acoustic Ecology, Invisible Places, I can understand how Juhani Pallasmaa, Finnish architect and keynote speaker on the conference, refers to all…

And there you sing – Creative Assignment #1 (Simon)

Collect 5 different sounds from your community (at least 30 sec each) and combine them in a sound collage. Besides the collected sound you may add two more elements of your choice. Listen with headphones and close you eyes! You crawl into this dark hole and there You sing You sing of hope with no…

Blessing for the artist at the start of the day (Simon)

May morning be astir with the harvest of night, your mind quickening to the Eros of a new question, your eyes seduced by some unintended glimpse that cut right through the surface to a source. May this be a morning of innocent beginning, where the gift within you slips clear off the sticky web of…

Inspirational Quotes about Music (Satu)

 “It’s all about listening… and being ready.” – Keith Jarrett (on improvisation)   “If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practising, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is…