Since I left the Midwest and moved back to Philadelphia a couple of years ago, I haven’t made music with any period instrumentalists here. In early January this year, I debuted my violoncello da spalla, beautifully built by Dmitry Badiarov, in a concert of Bach cantata BWV 41 with the period instruments, but that was… Read More Bach Methodology
It’s been more than a half year since I posted the previous blog entry… I don’t know how I let the time get away like this. I still have much to say, and I still love to write when I have the time that I can somehow justify spending for blogging. One big reason I… Read More I’m still here!
She is here. She is here, just sitting right next to me. Next to me, in the cozy flowing air. We exchange neither words nor glances— we are just sharing the moment without being a party of two. Physical proximity is the only thing that seems relevant, and yet, the proximity can’t be more irrelevant.… Read More Looking back at Marlboro Music 2012
(Originally posted on October 30, 2010) This is a dream instrument for any violinists and violists who want to play the cello. And this is the dream instrument for a guy like me who wants to do Bach cantatas that call for this instrument. It is, for me, a quite essential instrument! Sure, you can… Read More Violoncello piccolo da spalla
(Originally posted on September 25, 2010) This past summer during the Marlboro Music Festival season, my buddy Miles and I went to a lake we had never fished before. We knew of this lake for a couple of years at least, but we had been too busy exploring Harriman Reservoir as our primary fishing water. … Read More Lake Sadawga
(Originally posted on August 19, 2010) The 2010 Marlboro season has ended. This morning, for the first time in 8+ weeks, I woke up in a room that was not Random North 7. I’m no longer in Marlboro— and I don’t even want to think what that means to me. I know, I’ll just have… Read More The 2010 Marlboro Season
(Originally posted on June 29, 2010) What season, you ask? It’s the festival season. I’m here in southern Vermont, working for the Marlboro Music Festival as a music librarian. This is my 12th summer working for the festival, and my 7th summer as a full-season staffer. Even while I was in Japan studying Bach, I… Read More The first day-off of the season