February 27, 2018

When Music Stops Working – Even Scares You

A great winter weekend was about to finish. With my family we spent a great time with our kids, celebrated a friend’s birthday party in a fantastic Brazilian dance bar, and went cross-country skiing every day. So on the Sunday evening I was happy and quite […]
January 26, 2018

How Classical Music Fetishism Is Killing The Music

It is a gorgeous winter day here in Toronto, Canada. Snow is peacefully falling down and everything is still white. Until snowplows and salt will change roads into a gray mess. I just returned from my long walk in the nearby park as I couldn’t resist […]
December 24, 2017

Why Music Has Been ‘Functional’ Since Forewer

​ Music has been researched and dissected lastly from every possible angle. One such activity is The Sync Project, which is an extremely interesting and promising endeavor. A team of researchers, advisers and investors collaborate towards one goal – ‘Developing music as a precision medicine’. Among […]
December 5, 2017

Women Are Changing Popular Music

Last Thursday (November 30) I got a notification about an upcoming event – the Billboard Women In Music 2017. It was to be live streamed on Twitter from The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. Usually I don’t like such events as they are […]
November 10, 2017

How GarageBand Can Help You Be More Mindful

It was about five years ago. A member of my wider family, a young man and a freshly minted father came to me with challenging questions. Could I critique his new music compositions and possibly give him some advice? This young man (let’s call him Brian) […]
October 30, 2017

What Music Technology Wants To Do In Your Head

Here is a vivid memory from my childhood. My Grandpa has constructed a container similar to a large aquarium. It will be used as an incubator for chicken. After a couple deadly attempts (for unfortunate chicks), the grandpa found a correct low-power light bulb encased in […]
October 16, 2017

Start Your Mindful Musical Meditation With ‘Fujara’

I have been writing about mindful music making with Musicably.com for quite a while. Throughout this time I have been working and preparing the other side of the business idea – the active music making, or musicking. What I want to do is to have people […]
October 6, 2017

Don’t Ask Me Why I Play Music. Ask Yourself Why You Don’t.

While browsing Facebook yesterday I found an interesting quote, the title of this post “Don’t ask me why I play music. Ask yourself why you don’t”. I liked its message, so I checked comments below it. And few surprised me. The following one summarizes some readers’ […]
September 29, 2017

The Music Expo Exposed Upcoming Change

Last weekend I attended the Music Expo in the nearby city of Mississauga. Advertised as ‘Connecting & Inspiring Music Lovers in the GTA’ – the Greater Toronto Area, where I live. I expected this to be and event on a rather larger scale. The reality proved […]