Re : [earlyflute] Re: Bart Kujken's "sucking-in-" technique
- Dear Jed et al,As our tudorship under Heer Kuijken coïncide quite closely in length and time frame, I can say that what you've said regarding his teaching technique at that time rings true to me as well. I was on the young side when I began studying with him (19 years of age) and found his style of "metaphorical" teaching quite exasperating! I guess it's the naïve American in me, but I've always preferred the "slower/faster–louder/softer–shorter/longer" form of criticism over playing "blue notes" or "pulling colors from out of the air". I feel that I learned far more from his playing (and continue to do so) than from what words he used. Again, this is based on the experiences of a very callow and sheltered kid from suburban Washington, DC. Though I can't say that I always agreed with Bart's approach to music-making, his uncompromising traverso-focused technique continues to inspire me. I wish that more young players out there did not feel the need or cultural pressure to see the flute as a "politically-correct" construct (good-Boehm/good traverso) but more what they really love and feel connected to. The latter being why I believe that Bart took me on as a student. Ah well...if only we could see these these instruments as artistic tools of expression rather than sources of income????Cheers,Colin
- Wow, thanks Barbara.TerryOn Sat, 16 Jan 2010 03:45:23 +1100, Barbara Kallaur <bkallaur@...> wrote:
In the past week I have been working on a research project in a completely separate area from early flute, but to those of us disillusioned with the You Tube generation, here is something to cheer your soul.It is a piece from an US news magazine show, "60 minutes" about El Sistema in Venezuela. Enjoy!