I attended Quaker school from kindergarten through 12th grade, so I am very, very familiar with the moment of silence. We had lots of moments of silence, and we also had a lot of half hours of silence in the form of Quaker Meeting. Although it wasn’t intentional, these periods of silence turned out to be training for my future musical life. If there is one thing that I can do really well, it is sit still, be quiet, and listen!
Here is a project that is teaching children how to do just that, but from an opposing angle. Much more fun than my childhood quiet times I must say, and a wonderfully creative approach to music education:
On NewMusicBox last week, I wrote a short essay to honor International Women’s Day (which is kind of silly because as far as I’m concerned IWD is every day). In response to the suggestion that everyone celebrate Annea Lockwood-style by burning, sinking or planting a piano, another Lockwood fan alerted me to this!
Now that is my kind of party!