Author: Emily Wright

new podcast thingy

Originally posted 17 Nov 2007. Somewhere over the course of platform and server migrations, these podcasts have gotten lost: I think they may be on one of the external drives gathering dust on a shelf in the studio. Podcasts and in-depth videos take more time and energy than you’d think, but there seems to be an expectation that they should be free, as the cultivation of some sort of “brand”. After all this time, I’m realizing that I’ve given away so much. Too much. It’s a difficult balance, because I believe in being fair, always erring on the lower...

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dream big

Alternate title: financial advisors, angel investors, and becoming a Spreadsheet Person After two decades of trying to find the perfect place that marries all of the things that are important to me—and not finding it—I’ve decided to create the place, myself. These are the proto-plans for something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and I’m putting them up now, in this less-than-polished format to see if any readers have expertise, connections, or like $20k burning a hole in your pocket. The elevator pitch goes something like this: a semi-remote retreat and education space that offers on-site housing....

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Idyllwild Arts

Originally posted 1 Aug 2007. I think about things I learned at Idyllwild every single day. I hope I have not spent my last summer up among the dusty cedars and A-frame cabins. San Jacinto looming over Hemet On Friday, I drove up Mt. San Jacinto to the lovely mountain town of Idyllwild, where I went for pretty much all of the formative summers of my life to what was then called ISOMATA. (Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts) I visited with Steve Fraider, the head of the summer program, and Bill Lowman, president of Idyllwild Arts, and it...

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an army of cellists

I had a session today for a film whose composer had the genius concept to score the whole movie…..with cellos and basses. 28 cellos! It was nice to hear the sound, of course, but it was also a great hang with some of the top players in LA that I am lucky enough to know. My thumb aches from the false harmonics, but it’s a small price to pay for a whole day in Cello Geek Heaven. Originally posted 30 July 2007. This session still stands out in my mind as one of the most meaningful I’ve ever participated...

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