Monthly Archives: March 2012

#8. Composing from the Inside Out.

         The conventional demarcations maintained between composition and improvisation are fake ones; or, to put it just a bit more generously, they’re at the very least more than a little misleading; Allegations that improvisers don’t compose only imposes more unnecessary … Continue reading

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#7. Personics

Persona offers a beautiful and evocative word.  An off the cuff guess as to its etymology might associate per (for) with sona (or son) as “sound,” thus per-sona meaning “for sound.”  But, apparently this isn’t the case.  The word persona … Continue reading

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