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Babbling Hiatus
June 29 2011

The Pianobabbler is recharging. He'll be on a blogging hiatus for a bit, as he works on music projects. He will be microblogging, though. Follow @rondavismusic on Twitter to get your Pianobabbler fix of insight and observation....
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A Winner: Green Edge Sky, Green Edge Sun
May 23 2011

In some ways, his email signature line says it all:
Mark Kieswetter (key-sweater) keyboards, all styles, almost Jazz mostly
Concise. Precise. Communicative. Wry. Stylish. Add musical, and you have Mark Kieswetter. Originally from the U.S., Mar...
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The Secret: Music Edition
May 15 2011

Music. You study. You learn. You practise. You perform. You grow. You master. Finally, you reach the exalted rank of musician. No? No. The upper altitude of technique is the lower atmosphere of music. Wherein lies The Secret: Music Edition- Personality....
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Music, Acoustic Music and Living Better Electrically: Matthew Collings and Me
May 01 2011

The Pianobabbler had the good fortune recently to meet the Iceland-based musician Matthew Collings. To call Matthew an exploratory composer, would ignore his rock guitarist dimension. To call him an experimental electroacoustician would ignore his hard-core pop sensitivities. Listen to...
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On the Pulse: When a Symphony Meets a DJ
April 24 2011

The Pianobabbler attended a music experiment this week. Pulse: Late Night at the New World Symphony in Miami, at the bodacious Frank Gehry designed New World Center. Did the experiment...
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Hats Off to Brilliance: Chris Donnelly's Metamorphosis
April 10 2011

Said Robert Schumann on first hearing Chopin:
Hats off, Gentlemen, a Genius!
Says the Pianobabbler on first hearing Chris Donnelly's Metamorphosis:
Hats off, Dudes, a Brilliant...
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The Soaring State of Jazz in Canada
April 04 2011

From an Asian-based jazz fan's recent email to the Pianobabbler: "What is the jazz scene in Canada like? From my understanding, it's fragmented and falling apart." The Pianobabbler's hedgehog quills bristled in response. He leapt to the defence of his home and native jazzlan...
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