sound museum 1

“Where are the museums for disappearing sounds?” R. Murray Schafer (1977) forgotten, lost, and disappearing sounds. sounds of transformation. Since Murray wrote this in The Tuning of the World technology has developed enough to make collecting, sharing and interacting with sounds easy.  Germaine Liu, Phillipe Melanson, Joseph Shabason and I (thanks to the amazing VanessaContinue reading “sound museum 1”

Schafer, sound education in Rio de Janeiro

Thanks to the generous invitation of Adriana Rodrigues (an unbelievable force for anti-colonial music education in Brasil, Latin America and beyond) I just finished a week with a group of teachers in Brasil at the Conservatorio Brasileiro de Musica.  I was very lucky to have another great Brasilian music educator, Marisa Fonterrada, join me forContinue reading “Schafer, sound education in Rio de Janeiro”

deschooling society – ivan illich

“…the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.” “The pupil is thereby ‘schooled’ to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new.” “Most learning happens casually, and even most intentional learning is not the result of programmed instruction.”Continue reading “deschooling society – ivan illich”