Blog Posts on Arts and Culture
Your public radio stations' recent drive ended with a bang! Our spring membership campaign raised more than $150,244 to sustain WXXI’s services. 1,345 public radio listeners made contributions over a few short days. If you are a contributing and sustaining member, thank you. There’s not enough ink in the ocean (Okay, is there any ink in the ocean? You know what I mean!) to express how happy we are to serve you day in and day out, offering the best performances we can our lay hands on.
Your dreamscape might be my nightmare. How you perceive minimalism or opera or country and western might be very different than someone else does.
WXXI Program Director Ruth Phinney pointed out this image in the woodgrain of the door to the Music Library. We saw two different things; she, a man with a moustache and me, a dancer.
What do you see?
There are a few tasks I loathe with the blazing heat of a thousand exploding suns. These include (in no particular order) untangling kite strings, cleaning out the fridge, and sitting through long meetings, especially sessions in which everyone gets a turn to talk. This is why my impatient spirit was surprised when my body decided to hop in the car and drive us to a potentially leth
I was preparing a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert for broadcast the other day, and it struck me that the two works on the program had wildly differing sound wave patterns, even though they were recorded at the same levels. This was interesting!
Here's a quiz. See if you can tell which of these sound files is . . .