Red Mountain, view Northeast, VII.1.2009. Eagle Cap Wilderness

Red Mountain, view Northeast, VII.1.2009. Eagle Cap Wilderness . . .
On the road in the American Northwest.

The only thing worse than
the fragmentation of Music
and Poetry, is when we,
in fragmentation, try to unite them.

Music and Poetry are, in my view, two aspects of the same movement. That is why it's only natural for me to present them together. The percussion study offered above is a part of a much larger project. You can get an overview at
the mimi-website at:

As long as I can remember, I've found discussions of sound, and form, meter and rhythm in poetry forums in any of the languages I know absolutely unbearable. For more than 100 years, beginning with the great Igor Stravinsky, Charles Ives, and Edgar Varèse, a rhythmic revolution has occured of tectonic proportions. But until poets are also actual performing musicians as well as practicing writers, I doubt very much that this will change. Unfortunate, I think. Especially for the young, for the natural intelligence of the young child must be conditioned for years in order that the organic unity of Music and Poetry be broken apart. By the time a young musician goes to a conservatory, or a young poet goes to a university, the fragmentation is already essentially complete. This is tragic. That's all I can say.

| download mp3 of Percussion Study No. 2 [2.7 Mb]


Stow away your conclusions and
opinions in your bag of unnecessary
gear that you leave at home.

The path of dialogue begins
with real questions, with real problems.

And with a few simple words which
get us started in the right direction:

"I don't know; Let's find out!


I refuse to have enemies.

I have only students,
first and foremost,



Be the destroyer of arbitray borders,

the creator of the path, the pattern, the language,

that connects all peoples.

Muir (Crater) Lake,
Eagle Cap Wilderness

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