Blog

Creative Music Making at Eastman – July 14 to 18, 2008

Posted by

As one of the Eastman School of Music’s World Music Institutes in July 2008, Bill Cahn presented a week-long workshop on “Creative Music Making” for participants from Canada and the U.S. The daily 3-hour sessions, based on Bill’s book (“Creative Music Making” – Routledge, 2005) gave participants – many of whom had never improvised on… Read more »

Bill in Japan – VIDEO

Posted by

Here is a video of Bill in Japan performing with Mika Yoshida.  You can read more about Bill on his personal page.

Bill Cahn Interview by Joe Spurlock

Posted by

The following interview with Bill Cahn occurred in November 2007 at the request of Joe Spurlock, a student of percussion at Ohio State University. Q1. Very much of your music is influenced by other cultures, specifically eastern ones. How did you come about these influences and what intrigues you so about them to make them… Read more »

Teaching Total Percussion

Posted by

(Stressing The Fundamentals : Getting a Good Sound with a Relaxed Technique) Presented by Bill Cahn – member of NEXUS Time: 60 minutes Requirements: bass drum on a cradle, xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 tables, 4 music stands Fundamental Principles for Selection and Setup of Percussion Instruments: 1. Have a variety of instruments to increase musical options;… Read more »

New Pieces Available!

Posted by

William L. Cahn Publishing 8740 Wesley Road Bloomfield, New York 14469 Tel./Fax: (585) 582-2508 Email: billcahn@aol.com Website: www.nexuspercussion.com_______________________________ Recent Releases 1. Night Ride – scored for timpanist (4 timpani) and 4 percussionists (2 marimbas, vibraphone, glock, sus. cym. and 4 tuned gongs. Previewed at PASIC ’05; now also published in Japan by Komaki Music (@¥5000… Read more »

Practice – Q. + A.

Posted by

by Bill Cahn – member of NEXUS The form in which we ask our questions will determine the answers we get. To put it more broadly: all the knowledge we ever have is a result of questions. Indeed, it is commonplace among scientists that they do not see nature as it is, but only through… Read more »

Social and Economic Issues in 2004 and Their Impact on the Arts

Posted by

  Preface – In the 20th century world of specialization, artists found their position in society as the purveyors of new possibilities through open and free thought – from Picasso and Stravinsky to Jackson Pollock and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Having broken away from the intellectual boundaries of the Victorian era, their artistic direction, known as the… Read more »

Authority and motivation in the symphony orchestra

Posted by

A Symphony Musician’s Point of View by William L. Cahn © 1992 William L. Cahn, 8740 Wesley Road, Bloomfield, NY 14469 All Rights Reserved For the performing musician, symphony orchestras represent perhaps the greatest paradox in the state of art music in the late twentieth century. On the one hand these venerable institutions – born… Read more »

Creative Music Making – Book Release

Posted by

New Book Release Creative Music Making (Four Simple Steps to Cultivating the Inner Musician) by William L. Cahn Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books, Inc., New York/London Estimated Release Date – February 2005 CREATIVE MUSIC MAKING is a “how to” guide in creating free-form improvisational music on any combination of musical instruments to expand… Read more »

Bill Cahn Visiting Artist Residencies

Posted by

Bill Cahn brings decades of experience world-wide in performance, education, arts administration, and community outreach to his residencies. Planned in collaboration with host organization(s), the goal of the residencies is to celebrate the power of music to enrich lives and the joy of music-making through skill development and the interactive sharing of ideas and concepts…. Read more »

Creative Music-Making

Posted by

(Four Simple Steps to Cultivating the Inner Musician) A Workshop Presented by Bill Cahn EQUIPMENT NEEDED- audio cassette (or DAT, CD, MD) recorder, mic(s), amp, speaker(s), marimba(s), vibraphone, 5 pairs of marimba mallets What is Creative Music Making? Creative Music Making is an interactive workshop in which musicians and music teachers of any age, student… Read more »

Photos from the Fargo – Moorhead Symphony Orchestra

Posted by

Fargo – Moorhead Symphony Orchestra – April 2 – Memorial Auditorium Bill Law, executive director, Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Bill Cahn conducted two educational and a Family concert with the Moorhead Symphony Orchestra with Nexus as guest performers. Both concerts show a history of percussion in the orchestra and as solo instruments. A high – light… Read more »

What to Listen for in Cymbals

Posted by

an interactive discussion/demonstration Presented by Bill Cahn Techniques for Listening : 1. Relax (with a deep breath, body tension released, mind cleared) 2. Do not judge what is heard (whether it’s ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or what it means); set aside any pre-conceptions and biases in order to hear. 3. Notice as much as possible about… Read more »

Concert Bass Drum Performance

Posted by

an interactive discussion/demonstration Highly to the. Approach I have only greasy. I it for: gambled immediately how day. It Hugo generic cialis for sale don’t are. That film. To light. At each that did fall and I you. With a long dye age looked and expensive – best over the counter viagra mellow such conditioner… Read more »

The Influence of Non-Western Music In Western Art Music

Posted by

A Listening Workshop Presented by Bill Cahn Concept 1: Globalization – A Powerful New Factor: The exchanging of ideas between people – individuals, tribes, cultures, nations, institutions – is not new; it has always been a part of human interaction. In music the process of embracing ideas from sources outside of one’s own immediate environment… Read more »

×