How to play with a legato bow!
Ben needs your help to reach his goals!
David Lang says composers are managers of energy, which I think also applied to performers. It’s refreshing to think about music-making in terms of energy management, because it makes us mindful that the whole experience of the concert is a performance. Musicians should therefore pay attention to how they perform every part of the concert, even when they aren’t making a sound.
Next week, I’m really excited to start taking the Alexander Technique, a practice that helps with awareness of the body to use it more efficiently and with ease. I’m hoping it can give my singing a boost, so to document my progress, here is a Kmang Kmang where I’m singing – pre-Alexander technique – ENJOY! (don’t know why it’s changing colors like that..)
LIVE FROM NEW YORK It’s Saturday Night!! (well, afternoon)
As suggested, here comes a day in Ben’s life!
Here is me setting up for “Baroque Rock,” a Baroque, Rock, and Contemporary Program in which we’re combining the Gaudete Brass Quintet, Kmang Kmang, Bach and Beethoven Ensemble, and Avanti Guitar Trio.
Lots of exciting projects going on here – running a private studio, getting grants, and building a chamber music workshop!