Kurt Knecht

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Iris Murdoch on Art

Iris Murdoch on Art

I'm still working my way through an Iris Murdoch reader. She has to be one of the clearest and most astute systematic thinkers of the 20th century. It's just an amazing mind. This passage is lengthy, but worth the read. She has been sailing twixt the Scylla of Kantian...

Playing Vox Balaenae

Playing Vox Balaenae

As an undergrad at the University of Tampa, I had the good fortune to have the Spectrum Contemporary Ensemble in residence and giving concerts each semester I was there. The ensemble was an ad hoc group led by percussionist Dave Coash and cellist Lowell Adams. Both...

How I became a jazz pianist

How I became a jazz pianist

When I was a young music major, no one ever really told me that I wasn't allowed to listen to other kinds of music, but being a "classical" player, I thought my listening was now restricted to works within the canon. During my first year in college, I raided my...

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