Improvising in Indian Music. By Fluterscooter...

Oct 1, 2015 by

I have been playing the bansuri on and off since I was a student at Juilliard, mainly because I was always fascinated with Indian Music and the beauty of the bansuri flute.  I started my bansuri journey from a young age while listening to Gandharva Veda meditation tapes (part of the...

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Non-Profit Fundraising for Entrepreneurs. By Barbara Siesel...

Oct 1, 2015 by

When we first started the Green Golly Project I was sure that I would never go the non-profit, grant writing route again. I had spent years fund raising for the Storm King Music Festival and for various chamber music groups before that, with a certain amount of success, but...

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Sarpay (SharpEye) Ozcagatay: Artist Interview...

Oct 1, 2015 by

Tell us about your background:   I hold a BA degree majoring in classical flute. Starting at the age of 10, I studied at Hacettepe University State Conservatory, majoring in classical flute performance as a part time student. After the graduation from elementary school, I became a full time...

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Wouter Kellerman: Artist Interview...

Oct 1, 2015 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? - Winning a Grammy - Winning 5 SAMA’s (South African Music Award, the South African equivalent of the Grammy) - Performing at the 2010 Soccer World Cup Closing Ceremony for 700 million people - Performing at Carnegie Hall - Playing my solo...

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The Vegan Flutists

Oct 1, 2015 by

Lindsey Goodman   When did you become vegan?   September 2013   What was the inspiration? To improve my health   What is your favorite vegan restaurant? Mission Savvy in Charleston, West Virginia - I credit them with changing my life!   Can you share with us one of...

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Lisa Garner Santa: CD Review

Oct 1, 2015 by

Congratulations to Lisa Garner Santa for her new CD “Shades of Sound, Chamber Music for Flute and Piano” recorded with pianist Nataliya Sukhina. In selecting the works for this beautiful recording, Santa shares these thoughts: “I intended to explore the internal aspects of shade and light through the aspect...

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Conor Nelson: CD Review

Oct 1, 2015 by

In his new CD, Conor Nelson quotes Nitin Kumar, Shiva as Nataraja:   “To understand the concept of Nataraja, we have to understand the idea of dance itself. Like yoga, dance induces trance, ecstasy, and the experience of the divine.” The album is a collection of contemporary works (many premiere...

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Bill McBirnie: CD Review

Oct 1, 2015 by

Grain of Sand represents the second collaboration between Canadian jazz flutist Bill McBirnie and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Jones. On this recording, Jones serves as composer, vocalist, performer, arranger, and engineer. They collaborate on original works, which range in style from ambient to bossa nova. Jones, who was raised in Brazil,...

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