Monday, July 2, 2018
Nice to talk.
Learned a bit in the St. Lawrence String Quartet's chamber music marathon finale at Stanford - https://arts.stanford.edu/event/78635/ (on Sunday). One violist, a woman visiting from NY, who graduated from Stanford a few years ago, seemed to be playing very well in response to the cellist (a man) - almost call and response. It's an example for me of a possible 'in a natural way' connecting even re male-female partnering. (I sometimes see this in the 4 different voices in a choir (BTAS) singing together - and re male-female connecting, harmoniously role-wise too).
When this woman and I talked afterward, she had gone to an I.B. school in Chevy Chase, MD ... and did a Music I.B. (International Baccalaureate high school subject), and said it prepared her well for Stanford. And although she didn't major in music or viola performance at Stanford (rather sociology), she said she spent a lot of time in the music building where we were talking. She also said Stanford violist Lesley Robertson was her teacher. :) Might make sense to find GSIs for the Music School at WUaS - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Music_School & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Viola ... IN ONLINE GROUP VIDEO HANGOUTS IN REAL REAL TIME - who majored as undergrads in their focus as Ph.D. students - was one thing I learned.
James Stewart, also visiting from NY, was impressive both talking about Eric Sun's passing from brain cancer (James writes for the NYT & New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/01/a-tech-pioneers-final-unexpected-act), and playing piano in a Schubert piece in a quintet. While he went to DePauw and Harvard Law, he's very tall, long fingered, smart, capable, and larger than life somehow, and he reminds me a bit of Dick Robb - and while he could have some Scots' background too ... his sophistication and centeredness which I saw yesterday are a great model for me. May cut my hair re this. (Not sure if his wife and son were in audience or not).
Interesting things one learns at smart Stanford and in music-making contexts.
What are you up to today? On with the NSF grant application writing today ... If I get these monies, I may start taking keyboard lessons with P ... to be seen.
CALL AND RESPONSEhttp://www.conservationmagazine.org/2008/08/call-and-response/
Why isn't REAL REAL TIME music-making happening in 10-person Google group video Hangouts yet - and in a flourishing way ... and even re ACTUAL < > VIRTUAL?
I could see this MIT technology being developed for musical engagement and instruction, and with robotics, and actual < > virtual ENGAGEMENT FEEDBACK (because of the positioning of fingers in music-making), and in a Google group video Hangout for music-making too ...
EngageMe, from the Affective Computing group, equips a robot with personalized machine learning to gauge the interest and engagement of a child with autism during a therapy session. http://mitsha.re/Y7cM30kMASW via @IntEngineering
EngageMe, from the Affective Computing group, equips a robot with personalized machine learning to gauge the interest and engagement of a child with autism during a therapy session. https://t.co/jxG8PKCLay via @IntEngineering— MIT Media Lab (@medialab) July 3, 2018