Author Archives: Phillip Bimstein

Composing a Community Dialogue

A quintet sits on a raised platform at the front of the hall. Although they perform together, they are not always in tune with each other. Sometimes they even sound like they are in several different keys and rhythms at once. Phillip Bimsteinphoto by Timothy Archibald (Outside magazine) Nonetheless, over the course of the evening, […]

The Trick of Retreating

“My freedom will be so much greater and more meaningful, the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraints, diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self of the chains that shackle the spirit.” —Igor Stravinsky Several years ago […]