Summer Reads 2015: The Definitive Guide

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Summer time is a time to spend poolside (responsibly) soaking up rays, sipping on an ice cold luridly decorated beverage, highly stylish sunglasses suitably angled whilst you gorge on some of the best books you can lay your hands on. Yes! It’s the Definitive Summer Reads for 2015 (oh and FYI this year is an Read More

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27 Unique Musical Father’s Day Gifts!

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Father’s Day approaches. All over the world dads will soon be showered in gifts from every possible angle – there will be ties, there will be socks, there will be booze.. There will be mugs. As a species, dads collectively sigh at the prospect of this. Another year, another gift to add to the collection Read More

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Terry Riley: The Piano Works

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“The story starts down on Mrs. Halton’s chicken farm on the back road from Colfax to Weimar, California during WWII.  My mother and I were living with my grandparents in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills where my father, a US Marine, was off fighting the Japanese in the Pacific for 3 years.  Each Saturday my Read More

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Compose Yourself: Learning From The Rule-Breakers

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This week’s Compose Yourself demonstrates that many music students often forget that the best composers are also the best listeners.  That’s certainly where Richard gets all of his ideas from – other composers, past and present!  Here’s his list of 5 counter-intuitive genius ideas that should get you thinking…..and composing! The First Movement of Mahler’s Read More

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