some of the ideas involved

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Ur song

Not the song, but this is pretty cool-

Music is difficult to trace this far back, but if mankind's growing understanding of abstract thought and expression is fairly common throughout the world (given regional variations), than this library of symbols that genevieve von petzinger has put together is pretty darn cool.  graffiti tags that everyone in the world used. There's a lot of other cool stuff echoing her thoughts on entoptics by Mike Williams-

                                        One of genevieve von pet zinger's library images.  Not necessarily a song, but visual symbols that are common to use all.

To know where we're going, we need to know where we've come from. Development of the Storytelling ritual  yada yada yada

Truth must prevail over lies and hate.  Vaclav Havel.

When I was at Kent State University, I took one of the best classes ever.  Music as a World Phenomenon created by Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari first opened my mind to the idea of music and culture being grouped by tonal scale.  Their insight has led my decisions ever since.  My ideas or tonal division, and the areas of division are based on their work.  Check out one of their sites at

The ideas for the communication flow model comes, in part, from the combination of Concept mapping and Bayesian Probabilities

The concept of stealth education is adapted from some friends' statement of themselves and their style of architecture  I've seen the idea of a discreet educational experience as an introduction to a performance in an ideal form at least twice.  Shoba Sharma from Natya Dance and Damien Woetzel at the Vail International Dance Festival.  

Shoba Sharma gave an introduction of her Natya Dance performance as part of a Danceboom series at the Wilma Theater.  Her introduction to an audience of people who, for the most part, had no idea what this 3000 year old style of dance was.  And hour later that same audience gave a standing ovation for a performance that they probably wouldn't have understood or appreciated at all if it weren't for Shoba's amazing explanation of language and context.

Damian teaching the audience the opening of George Balanchine's "Serenade."  In 5 minutes he had a couple thousand people not only understanding the language and story of the opening of this ballet, he had them dancing it, too.


Improving the observer's understanding.  The idea that being able to "read" the language being presented opens the mind in new ways.  Aleksandr Luria did some work that has a profound influence on the performer/audience relationship. 

A lot of the most exciting stuff is coming from the Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics. There are some amazing articles about observer retention and comprehension in relation to the linguistic elements involved.


All part of the same whole-

     Out of many we are one (we touch this one almost every day)



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