High Quality Hotel Supplies

November 22nd, 2012

Are you a hotel manager or owner who wants to upgrade the quality of your hotel? There are several things you can do to improve the quality of your hotel. You can rebuilding your hotel into a more modern one. However, this optioncost money and need times to finished. You can also redecorate your hotel […]

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Creating Classical Music: A Composer’s Journal

November 21st, 2012

The composer continues sketching out the music to the chamber cycle “Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth” for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello, to poems written by William Hurley. A Composer’s Journal: August 6-9, 2012. Monday, August 6Woke up today to a cool day and a light blue sky. Went downstairs and played through my original sketch for Haiku X. Added a few notes and stems and put Haiku X in the manilla folder reserved for finished sketches. William’s poem is:Season travels throughTo distances beyond us…Quester wanders far.I decided on solo flute, possibly unaccompanied – a solo Quester traveling […]

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Origins and Influences of Pointillism

November 12th, 2012

Pointillism is a famous style of painting developed by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in the 1880s. The style was founded on ideas about how colors mix and how our eyes interpret dots of color when they are close together. Many modern image making technologies use techniques similar to pointillism, so a lesson in art history can help us understand the pictures we see every day. What is Pointillism? In painting, pointillism is a style or school that uses small dots or brush strokes to create an image. Traditionally, the dots of paint are applied to the canvas in such […]

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Cheapeast Marketing tools: Customized Koozies

November 8th, 2012

Let’s say you found a koozie that said magazineforever.com, what would you do? studies show 80% of the people would check out the site. Why? mostly curiosity, which also killed the cat. Personalized Koozies are crafted for many business events. The events can be celebrations like: grand openeing or new location openings. Koozies are constructed […]

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Writing Music, The Unsung Songs: A Composer’s Journal

October 24th, 2012

The composer continues sketching out the cycle of ‘Unsung Songs’ scored for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello. A Composer’s Journal Entries: August 1 – August 5, 2012. Wednesday, August 1Memories of my teacher in college, Karel Husa, surfaced today – possibly because he has a house on the lake near Windgarth House.Karel has always remained a very humble man, in spite of the fact that he has conducted his music all over the world and received so many notable prizes. He was also a very patient and encouraging teacher. As a graduate music student at Ithaca College, I had […]

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Alain Badiou’s Theory of Inaesthetics

October 10th, 2012

There have been many theories of the philosophy of art, or aesthetics, throughout history, and new theories are being created all the time. This article provides an easy to understand overview of the aesthetic theory of French Philosopher Alain Badiou. The History of Aesthetics In the history of western thought, there have been many theories of aesthetics – that is, philosophical theories about the purpose, function, meaning, and value of art. Some of the earliest theories of aesthetics were forwarded by the ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle. Although Plato and Aristotle were, as is well-known, student and teacher, their […]

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The Art of Learning a New Language

October 3rd, 2012

Each one of us may not be a gifted linguist; but if you do crave to master a foreign language, then here’s a guide to help you get started. Learning a new language is not just about learning new words and pronunciations. It is also an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the culture that gradually created the language. Languages are not something that can be learned mechanically, as most of us do by cramming chemistry formulae. It requires a deeper understanding of each word and its root. Here is how you can master any new language.Choose Your LanguageThere are […]

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Still Writing the ‘Unsung Songs’ Cycle: A Composer’s Journal

September 25th, 2012

The composer continues sketching out the music for the ‘Unsung Songs’ cycle scored for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello. The music is based on haiku poems written by the violinist William Hurley. A Composer’s Journal Entries: July 22 – July 30, 2012. Sunday, July 22Composed more pages, expanded material I had already written – and then got stuck in Haiku IV :Autumn’s rocks and stonesHold the soul of tired earth …Anticipating.Trying to write inner lines and cannot decide which way to go where. Time to take a break and water the plants or have some dinner.4:30 A.M.Still on break […]

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What are the Most Difficult Books Ever Written?

September 10th, 2012

It is common to judge the difficulty of a book by how easy or hard the sentences are to understand. However, if you’re the type of person that knows how to read that type of sentence, you might find that a notoriously difficult book is not that big of a challenge. This article considers how to judge whether a book is difficult in literature, philosophy, and beyond. Lists of Most Difficult BooksIn August of 2012, Publisher’s Weekly posted an article listing what are, in the authors’ opinions, the most difficult books ever written. Predictably, James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake made an […]

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Working on the 12 Tone Cycle ‘Unsung Songs’: A Composer’s Journal

August 18th, 2012

The creative process: the composer continues work on the ‘Unsung Songs’ cycle for piano, flute, cello, violin and viola, set to haiku poems written by William Hurley. A Composer’s Journal Entries: July 18-21, 2012. Wednesday, July 18Yesterday over a hundred degrees – the sentient beings in Ithaca, NY were not pleased. I continue to write musical motives and sketch out sections, and to think about the overall form when I am not at the piano writing. Began working on Haiku I yesterday, started to fill in all the lines to my sketch. Today I will probably expand it, add on, […]

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