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Tacos, Baskets, Emanuel Ax

To stage a happening, you put unfamiliar elements together and see what happens.  Put a classical superstar pianist like Emanuel Ax in a taqueria like La Lupita, in the Spanish Olneyville neighborhood of Providence.  Let it rip.  In he walks, … Continue reading

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A Bow Maker Takes Aim

World-renowned violin bow maker, Benoît Rolland has a talent for hearing vibrations within a block of wood.  He’s also a person with a keen sensibility for spanning extremes, for finding connections between things that seem vastly separated – like a … Continue reading

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Beam me up, Tavener!

This week I watched Community MusicWorks in rehearsal as the orchestra welcomed and was perplexed by its new strange piece – “The Protective Veil” by contemporary British composer John Tavener. Its form is so unusual that it was hard for … Continue reading

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Tattoo by Ken Ueno, Ovid and Joyce

                 Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes
– Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII, 18 And he sets his mind to unknown arts. A Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man, by James Joyce, epigraph   I … Continue reading

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