Thursday, September 03, 2015

POM: Michel Camilo; Frank Gambale

One of the world's most exciting pianists, Michel Camilo, from the documentary Calle 54.  All of the elements of complex music abound here (melody, rhythm, pulse, texture, harmony, timbre, etc.).

This video of masterful guitarist Frank Gambale (in a trio setting), along with some great music, includes examples of Rudkin's so-called musical noise (fret buzz, rushed articulations, mistakes(?)):

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Welcome/Welcome Back

My fall, 2015 seminars begin next Wednesday.  The left margin of this blog contains links to all course documents. I encourage all prospective, new, and returning students to read carefully all related handouts, especially the all-important "class policies and expectations."

Friday, May 01, 2015

Ostrich Nominalism

A 3-page explanation of Devitt's (a naturalist) understanding of austere nominalism about properties: