• Glass Armonica in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at the Kennedy Center

    November 19, 2011 02:59

    I'm playing the glass armonica part in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor for the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center (Nov 10-19, 2011)—eight performances in all.

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    In the opera, Lucia is in love with Edgardo but her family wants her to marry Arturo—because Edgardo is broke but Arturo has money. Edgardo goes away on business, so Lucia's brother forges ...

  • O.C.D. Bach

    October 23, 2011 18:05

    The Bach extended family consisted of a dynasty of musicians for eight generations. (The famous J.S. Bach was roughly in the middle.)

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    Alas, like every family, there are always a few malignant growths on the family tree that all would like to pretend don’t exist. Count ...

  • Video Codecs

    October 05, 2011 18:17

    If you're a film composer, you are working with video. Playing video requires 'codecs'—a piece of video software that knows how to compress/decompress video. There are as many different codecs as there are video/audio compression schemes.) When you have an old video codec , you can have trouble playing video (crashes, won't play at all, etc.). Here you can find a set of the latest video codecs:

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