Monday, 22 September 2014

Contact Dermatitis and Brass Playing

Quick background here, About a year and a half ago I conducted some basic data collection and did a great deal of research to complete a research paper in my Masters degree which was based on Contact Dermatitis in brass playing. I was able to get a small survey done as well as collect some valuable insight from players willing to share their expereiences. Myself, I have mild ACD (Allergic Contact Dermatitis) so I wanted to know more, and invesitage the experience of others. It is later now, but I am going to release this paper for others to share, I had some time to let is sit, and reflect and ultimately decided I was happy with it and its content and would share it with others.

Click the link below to read it. It will also be found in the downloads tab.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis - That's Irritating

Happy Horning.
One more thing, I am writing an article at the moment and am still trying to get more survey results to have a meaningful sample. It is one simple question, found here. As well please if you have opinions etc, please contact me with them

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Survey help needed

Hi everyone!

So, as part of the repertoire project, an eventual outcome of it is to have a publishable article so I am trying to collect some simple data to help supplement the research. If anyone out there reading this finds this it would be great if you could take a few moments (literally seconds of your time) to fill this out.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

September.. the other "new year"

So it is September now, to some this is more of a "new year" then January 1st, this is the time school goes back, orchestras start to get started up again, the leisure of the summer schedule get's filled up with teaching, meetings, music, etc. I saw a tweet earlier this week from Orchestras Canada that brought up this idea of this other „new year" and what resolutions people would make. SO, I figured I would follow suit since I don't have tons going on right now. That being said the schedule is filling up with auditions,  Penderecki, Maximilian Marcoll, Stockhausen is peeking out again, plus many more. As well the next few weeks are plotting to further assault my video game time. So here are my resolutions for myself:

1) Use the audio recorder more, and use it more effectively. I have been thinking a great deal about this and have a few ideas of how to pursue this.

2) To be more aware of the effect on the colour of my sound that fingerings have.

3) Cultivate my soft and compacting playing more.

So there it is. In writing. Guess I need to do those things, not saying there isn't a tremendous amount of other things to be constantly worked on, but for the next little while these things will be a focus.

There will also be some good blog posts as I start working on new works and such, there are some cool ones coming! So that is exciting, a few premieres as well.