NeoClassical or Sampling?

NeoClassical or Sampling?

If today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday, then maybe it’s also the yesterday we’ll long for tomorrow… NeoClassicism and Sampling are both ways that musicians have brought the past into their music. Sampling began in the 1970s and 1980s as hip hop musicians...
How To Make A Perfect Bassoon Reed

How To Make A Perfect Bassoon Reed

As a bassoonist, I deal with varying levels of awareness of my craft. Most people I talk to wonder “what’s a bassoon?” if they even come across the notion. The next level of sophistication has the uncanny ability to confuse the bassoon with the oboe. That pairing...
What Family Concerts Do

What Family Concerts Do

Often a concert is more than just a concert. A good concert will send listeners home humming the tunes feeling good about the time they spent. Maybe there will be discussion of particular pieces, or a musician’s sound, or musicality. Some concerts impact certain...