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Music Practice As a Tool For Social Integration

Interesting workshops at Université de Montréal. The project “Music practice as a tool for social integration” focusses on intergenerational, amateur music making in recently immigrated communities as a means of social integration and development. The main goal of this workshop is to build a research and knowledge mobilization program articulated on three axes: 1) bring knowledge […]

Make Music Day

It is just a couple days since I have learned about this unique event called Make Music Day and I hope we will find out how to organize it here in Markham. It all started 35 years ago in France. In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an […]

We are branching out!

Great news! We are branching out. After getting familiar with services Artistic Interventions Inc. offers to corporate clients, my wife insisted, that I have to focus also on individual clients. It has taken me a while to figure it out. I didn’t want to confuse individual private customers with the corporate world. So after a […]

To understand music, you must listen to it. But so long as you are thinking , ‘I am listening to this music,’ you are not listening. Alan W. Watts

Music And Old Memory

Yesterday I was on the phone with my almost 82-years old mother. Thanks to the modern communication technology we are talking together often, and she can even see her grandchildren once in a while on the tablet screen, even if we are continents apart. And it is painful to witness how she is slowly deteriorating, […]

Autumn Leaves

The last Saturday I was waiting for my seven-years old daughter to come and practice on her violin. Recently this has become quite struggle as she find all possible reasons how to postpone her practice. So while waiting, I started preluding on my piano. As the waiting become quite long, my fingers somehow discovered quite familiar […]

“The man who disparages music as a luxury and non-essential is doing the nation an injury. Music now, more than ever before, is a national need. There is no better way to express patriotism than through music.” — Woodrow Wilson —

Healthy adults don’t attract scientist enough

“When music is utilized in knowledgeable ways, evidence suggests it can have positive effects.” — Raymond MacDonald Recently I have been reading a number of books and research papers about an impact the active music participation has on humans. And what surprises me is that there is a substantial gap in the demographics most of […]

The Mastering of a Music City – by Music Canada

Recently, Music Canada President & CEO Graham Henderson introduced a research report The Mastering of a Music City, which summarizes steps recommended for cities over the world, to help develop their music economies. It is an interesting reading and definitely and important document, if it finds open ears in the places where decisions can be […]