ORO In Motion
It’s such a childlike thing: imagining something that doesn’t exist, then have the audacity to give it life, to make it so. Sometimes as kids, we’re afraid our makeshift enterprise will be discovered, diminished or dismissed as folly by the adults in the next room. Other times we rush them into the light, because what else is there to do?
Reversing the Funnel
I remember bunches of us kids playing in the street in a 1980’s suburb lit by late afternoon sun. “CARRRR!!!” The call would echo through our ranks as some neighbor got home from work.
Long before I was working on Light the Music with Steve and long before I got my MBA, I had my first experience with a creative use of the word “funnel.”
Music matters, to our brains and beyond
I’m sitting at my daughter’s rehearsal with the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. As a dad, one of my favorite things in the world is to see my child engage–to choose a path, and then to fearlessly dig in, even when it’s difficult, (like on a cold rainy night after a long day at school).
Why Music Matters In The Face of Violence
Following up on the last two blogs- Music on the Brain, andMusic in the Face of Violence, I’ve been pondering why music and creativity are important.
Light the Music, Light the Brain
Our original intention for this week’s blog was to continue in the vein that Steve started with his great piece last week entitled“Light the Music, Light the Brain.”
From our Tour Bus in the 90's to an App on your iPhone: The Making of An Accidental Hit
Preparing lectures for 3 schools next week, (JMU, RBC, and theSteward School), we took a deeper dive into the science behind what happens when music hits the brain.
It was about 36 hours from our homebase in Woodville, Virginia, to Colorado, and we usually drove it straight (switching drivers of course). On one of these journeys through the endless flat of Kansabraska, the song “Hooch” was born in the back of our airport shuttle ‘tour’ bus.