Fall Strikes

September 25, 2006

Fall is here and I can see it will be a struggle to keep the Daily Improvisation afloat. With any luck, I’ll be able to get a few improvisations out each week, but less than before. Do check in and thanks for your continued listening.

Last Summer Absence

July 20, 2006

I’ll be away on a camping trip for the next ten days, in my last prolonged summer absence. I’ll resume improvising around the beginning of August and plan on regular daily improvising for the forseeable future after that. Bye again.

Away for another week

July 9, 2006

I will be in Pittsburgh for the International Dalcroze Conference, and will resume improvising next week.

For anyone interested, the radio show I did is now upoloaded to my website as a wma.

Gone for 2 weeks

June 22, 2006

I am going out to the woods for a couple of weeks so I won't be posting. Though I will be improvising under very different circumstances, there are no digital pianos nor internet connections on this retreat. So I will see you all again around July 4. Thanks to all the blogs who have put me in their blogrolls or who have posted nice things about the site. It's very meaningful to be creating something of value for you.

I recently gave an interview on Autism One radio, an internet radio station devoted to the Autism spectrum community. I was interviewed by Dr. Seth Pearl for his “Health and Wellness” segment about my Cognitive Eurhythmics therapy method which I have been developing for the last several years. I think the interview was a success and a good introduction to my therapy work, especially when I get into specific techniques and cases. You might enjoy it and anyone you know interested in autism or other developmental problems might enjoy listening to it too.

You can hear it by pasting this link into your browser:

http://www.autismone.org/radio/mediafiles/061406SethPearl.wma

I will also put up a link at my website, cognitive-eurhythmics.com, link in the bar to the right.

Parrot Update

June 19, 2006

I am hoping to have the jukebox operational again before I leave for a month, however, the genius who wrote it, and whom I sent a chunk of change via PayPal, doesn't seem to feel any need to get off of his Swiss butt and send me the keycode.

Hopefully my latest threat will entitle me to thirty seconds of his attention, and soon you can have a beautiful parrot to stare at again…and some music to go with it in the background. 

Over at Greg Sandow's blog there's been a fabulous conversation involving Greg, Allan Kozinn of the NY Times, and various other commenters, myself included, regarding Allan's NY Times article "Check the Numbers: Rumors of Classical Music's Demise Are Dead Wrong". A discussion well worth visiting.

Jukebox is Up

May 24, 2006

The Daily Improvisation jukebox is here. You can now listen to a stream of Daily Improvisation files without any additional work on your part.

You need to hit play to start it. Don't ask me why there's a picture of a parrot. Someday I'll look into it.

You can also change the play mode to regular, loop, or shuffle using one of the buttons on the left. Warning: the shuffle doesn't work very well. I did a quick stastical check by clicking the next track button, and it plays the first track in the playlist about HALF the time. Quality product eh? But, it will do for now, maybe something better is out there.
Enjoy!

Away

May 12, 2006

I will be away this weekend for personal reasons, but will resume blogging improvisations sometime next week. You'll be happy to know the daily audience is growing. Thanks for listening. Soon to come, a jukebox that will stream shuffled improvisations.

Audio link: 1 May 2006

NOT an improvisation, but pretty funny. I thought it worth recording before the year was out. Actually only mezzo-forte as far as these go, but still — not a bad way to start the week.

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