This blog reports new ideas and work on mind, brain, and behavior - as well as random curious stuff
MINDBLOG WEB LECTURES:
“Are you holding your breath?” - Structures of arousal and calm - Univ. Wisc. Chaos Seminar Series, May 8, 2012
Making Minds - Evolving and Constructing the "I" Univ. Wisc. Evolution Seminar Series, April 28, 2011
Istanbul Cognitive Neuroscience meeting lecture, May, 2010: Who wants to know? - The Nature of our Subjective "I"
INTRODUCTORY WEB LECTURES:
The Beast Within
MindStuff: A guide for the the curious user
Mindstuff - Bonbons for the curious user
MindStuff: a user's guide
Recorded Sept. 13 on my Steinway B at Twin Valley.
The gentle passion of this work is close to breaking through in this performance.Play it ROUGH. Play it GENTLY. Play it many times using various emotions. Experiment through numerous expressive styles. Make yourself the master of this work at half time and double time.Then, when you record it again, you will be amazed at how every keystroke resonates with a new power.I'm a big fan of double time / half time practicing. Both teach a lot. But playing happy / sad, despondent / mad, carefree / somber can also teach a richness that "following the notes on the page" can never match.Mastering a work means exploring a work. It can be standard player piano type stuff where every note is mechanically played, with a moderate amount of personal "oomph". It can go "goofy". It should at times when you feel a "goofy" mood!THEN, after you have traveled down several paths, instead of just "playing straight", there will be such a richness of expression at your disposal that almost every note will take on a life of its own.It was very nice to hear and see your performance. I see real talent there!