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Composer Gabriele Vanoni at the Ircam cursus concert

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Composer Gabriele Vanoni has been a friend of mine since his arrival at the Harvard Music Department. He has been spending the year in Paris, taking part in the selective Ircam Cursus.Gabriele wrote a new piece for mezzo soprano & live electronics: Don. The world premiere is taking place on April 13th at Ircam in Paris. Entrance is free, but make sure you get in touch with Ircam to reserve.CF8FTJEMEG7D

Hybrid artistic objects in Villeurbanne

PaaLabRes is a Laboratoire de recherche en actes sur des pratiques artistiques nomades et transversales - a lab in active research on nomad and transversal artistic activities.They are organizing a very exciting expo in Villeurbanne, at the Maison du Livre, de l'Image et du Son, today and tomorrow.All of the musicians involved in this project are great open-minded artists who love to collaborate and share their knowledge and experiences. One of the most exciting part of the expo is taking place this Saturday, March 16th, at 10:30 am. It consists in 3 labs open to visitors, who are going to create hybrid artistic objects:poésie sonore (sonorous poetry) with Jean-Charles Françoisgeste partitions et musiques sur des objets du quotidien (gesture scores and musics about everyday life objects) with clarinetist Pascal Pariaudla pâte à modeler le sonore (et réciproquement) (sound modeling clay - and vice versa) with Nicolas Sidoroff - as I already told you on this blog, composer & tru…

Fall readings

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At the end of 2011, I was reading about physical computing and micro-controllers. Last fall, the two most important books I read were about different topics:the first was Louis Gerstner's Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Changethe second was Carol Dwek's Mindset: The New Psychology of SuccessMaking elephants danceLou Gerstner acted as the CEO of IBM from 1993 to 2001. His memoir is very interesting, with large scale stories, but also details that, for him, made a difference.A quote from the book:
Execution is really the critical part of a successful strategy. Getting it done, getting it done right, getting it done better that the next person is far more important than dreaming up new visions of the future.The growth mindsetThis book will be useful to most people reading it, especially to anyone interested in education. The thesis is very clear, thus very memorable. After reading this book, you will remember the difference between …