Monthly Archives: September 2009

Home sweet home

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Home again at last, after a week in which I spent 36 hours in the air (Singapore-London-Tokyo-London). I was giving a seminar for ballet pianists at the remarkable Showa University in Tokyo, one of the highlights being the young star … Continue reading

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Parrots, beats, synchronization and dancing

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Bird Lovers Only Rescue: Snowball Makes World News. A bit late, since the article was in May, but here’s the scholarly scoop on that dancing parrot, neuroscience, beat perception, synchronization and induction, my new ‘pet’ subject (if you’ll excuse the … Continue reading

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Cinquillos, tresillos & the tango/habañera question

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For all those interested in the tango/habañera question (like  Wen Yang and Joni and me pictured here  in Clarke Quay after our trip on the Singapore cable car,  here’s a place to look: Cuba and its Music on Google books. … Continue reading

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Singapore

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Lovely to be in Singapore for the Genée International Ballet Competition. By far my favourite find of the trip is the Jalan Besar Stadium pool: outdoor, 50m, clean, and the most pleasant place to enjoy the warm evening air between … Continue reading

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