Talk about an auspicious start to the new year – you can now, finally, get a successful random-playing jukebox at It will play you shuffled tracks from the Daily Improvsation archives back to track 38 (before 38 I had a sample rate that doesn’t work with this player).

And the accursed parrot, that taunted me from inside a malfunctioning jukebox for months, only shows his face for a moment before dissolving into ominous black. Rather than banish him entirely, I leave him in this little limbo-purgatory.

Be warned about one thing – this thing is cache-sticky. If you find it going back to the same track a lot, empty your browser cache and you should be fine.


Nothing This Week

October 17, 2006

Nothing this week, I’ve got too much else going on. Should get back in the saddle middle of next week. Sorry I haven’t responded yet to recent comments but I will.

On Thursday, October 26, I will be giving my first public talk in Manhattan on the ideas and method of Cognitive Eurhythmics, the method of music and movement therapy I designed to address balance, attention, coordination and cognition in developmentally disordered children. The talk will discuss how the brain creates an internal model of the world through action and movement-based experience, then synchronizes this model rhythmically with the present moment in order to act. I will also demonstrate activities from Cognitive Eurhythmics that develop the brain’s internal self-image and its rhythmic deployement.

 If you know of anyone in New York who might be interested in this talk, they can go to to get more information and buy tickets. The talk will be at:

Christ & St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street
New York, NY 10023

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.