Inside The Arts continues to grow and today marks the addition of the newest column: non divisi; Frank Almond writes a column instead of practicing. A column differs from a blog in that blogs publish several articles per week whereas columns publish less frequently. As Frank states in his About page, "For the time being, I’ll post something the first Monday of every month, maybe more often if circumstances warrant, or if I’m just trying to avoid practicing." Much like Inside The Art’s
other column, non divisi is something entirely new and unique among the growing number of online culture sites. Frank captures this idea best in the opening of his inaugural post…
"I’m more of a musician than a writer, but over the last few years I
began to follow a few arts sites more closely, even posting something
once in awhile. I began to notice that each site tends to have its own
sort of perspective and style, with a comparable level of discourse.
That is, one site will tend to be more musician or performer-oriented,
another leaning towards a management or business perspective, and so
on. Certainly that is to be expected, but it occurred to me (and some
of my colleagues and friends) that I might have a different take on
various issues by virtue of the various professional situations and
opportunities I’ve experienced."
Inside The Arts is fortunate to have someone with such diverse experience
as Frank Almond as one of its members. Having served as concertmaster
in major orchestras across three different countries (he currently
holds two concertmaster positions with major ensembles here in the U.S.) along with a successful career as a soloist, chamber musician, and founder of his own chamber music series there’s bound to be no shortage on the topics Frank can write about. You’ll find all of his recent articles at the Inside The Arts homepage but in the meantime, stop by non divisi and have a look around at all it has to offer.