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ISMIR 2008 Wrapup

Last week’s ISMIR 2008 conference on music information retrieval was another grand success. It was great to meet several people who I had only corresponded with before on the MusicXML developer mailing list, including Geoff Chirgwin, Joachim Ganseman, and Phil … Continue reading

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Coming Up: ISMIR 2008

Next week is the annual International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, known as ISMIR for short. It started out 8 years ago as a symposium in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Since then it has grown into a full-fledged conference, but the ISMIR … Continue reading

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Beijing – July 2008 – Forbidden City

After our first concert with Jin Xing, we had more sightseeing time in Beijing. The highlight were Tian’An Men Square and the Forbidden City: This was the one day on the tour where we were outside a lot when it … Continue reading

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Beijing – July 2008 – The Egg

Our first concert in Beijing on July 1 was in the Great Hall of the People. This is a huge space, so the combined orchestras and choruses were amplified. It was the opening concert of the pre-Olympics China International Youth … Continue reading

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Beijing – July 2008 – The Great Wall

We had one more big sightseeing day before getting back into our rehearsal and concert schedule in Beijing. During the morning we visited the Temple of Heaven: In the afternoon, it was off to the Great Wall at JuYongguan. The … Continue reading

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Beijing – June 2008 – The Summer Palace

I try to avoid redeye flights whenever possible, but I got a wonderful night’s sleep in the soft sleeper section of the night train from Shanghai to Beijing. We arrived at the Beijing railway station: We then went to a … Continue reading

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Shanghai – June 2008

JoAnn and I sing in local symphonic and opera choruses in Silicon Valley, including the Stanford Symphonic Chorus and West Bay Opera. We were very fortunate to be able to participate in the Stanford China Music Tour in June and July. Continue reading

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