A Cultural Casualty From The Foiled Airline Plot

Although the planned terrorist activity was thwarted by authorities in London last week, that doesn’t mean the event didn’t successfully inadvertently strike a blow to the orchestra business. In particular, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) had to cancel its scheduled performances at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms this week. Of course, canceled tours are always cause for disappointment, but due to OSL’s unique operational structure, the cancellation has deeper consequences…

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High Tech On The Cheap – Monkeying Around

Monkey.jpgFollowing on the heels of the first article in this series designed to examine software products that can help small budget organizations do much more with much less is SurveyMonkey, a hosted enterprise application that describes itself as having “a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily.”…

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The Concert Hall Experience Without The Concert Hall

The Partial Observer published an article of mine today that examines some ideas behind reaching new audiences with advances in audio technology. The ideas for the article came together after reading a piece in Wired about some advances in bass speaker technology and a hiking conversation with an audiophile violinist…

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