Author Archives: Michael

Herb Pomeroy: “I don’t believe in recorded music.”

“I don’t believe in recorded music. I don’t believe in the act of recording music. I believe that music is so precious that it should only be heard by the musicians who’ve given their life to play it, and the listeners that would drive 200 miles through snow to listen to it.” Continue reading

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Michael Hammer Video Tribute

Hammer and Company, the management consulting firm that Michael Hammer founded, has posted a wonderful 12-minute video tribute on their site. Continue reading

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Welcome to the New Site

Welcome to my new online home! The main content of the new site will still be the Songs and Schemas blog, but I’ve also added material from my previous personal homepage. Continue reading

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Herb Pomeroy on Discovering Duke Ellington

Herb Pomeroy recalls first discovering the greatness of Duke Ellington’s music. He later would realize that “The sum total of five people is so much greater than the sum total of five saxophonists.” Continue reading

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MIT’s Lipchitz Courtyard – Then and Now

MIT’s Lipchitz Courtyard in Building 14 had some work done on it recently with replantings and new patio umbrellas. At least for one spring weekend in 1987, it became a theatrical venue when MIT students put on a production of Hair. Continue reading

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Dolet 5.4 for Sibelius and Dolet 5.5 for Finale Released

Recordare has released maintenance updates for both the Dolet 5 for Sibelius and Dolet 5 for Finale plug-ins. Version 5.4 of the Dolet 5 for Sibelius plug-in improves how beaming is exported to MusicXML files. Continue reading

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Cabrillo 2010 Wrapup

The 2010 edition of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is wrapping up tonight. Led by the brilliant music director Marin Alsop, this is always a highlight of the Northern Californian summer. This year proved no exception. Continue reading

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The Amazing Sasha Cooke

I was thinking the Barber and Bolcom were pretty sure to be outstanding, but I was skeptical about the spirituals. Those were what opened her part of the program, and they were incredible. Continue reading

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