20. March 2010 · Comments Off on Musicians & Tremors · Categories: Videos

This video is pretty amazing. Tremors could end one’s career rather rapidly.

“When I was growing up, I generally tried to practice 30 minutes a day,” he said.

The students let out a collective gasp when Philipsen told them he now practices eight hours a day.

“It sounds kind of scary, but when you think about it, that’s my job,” the 26-year-old oboe player said.

I read it here.

I will readily confess: I do not practice 8 hours a day!

Now maybe what Philipsen is talking about is reed making + practicing + rehearsals. Could that be? I don’t count reed making and rehearsal & performance time as practice.

Hmmm. Maybe I should!

20. March 2010 · Comments Off on The Garden Of Love · Categories: Oboe, Poetry, Videos

I first heard this work with Bart Schneeman, on his CD “It Takes Two”. Some of you will enjoy this. Some will not. Go figure. That’s how music works, right? Especially when it’s for oboe and boombox! 🙂