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How to squeeze singers into a rehearsal space that’s too small

It’s not something that happens out of choice, but sometimes we end up with too many singers for the rehearsal space available. photo by Bryan Ledgard Here are some ideas on how to deal with the situation. so many singers, so little space I’ve run many scratch choir projects over the last 13 years or so. My latest one is a pop-up choir to sing Paul Simon songs.As always, I booked my usual rehearsal space well in advance to get the dates I wanted. To my great surprise, I have been overwhelmed by ...
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Originality in Arabic music

How artists express individual style and creativity within the context of a cultural tradition is one of the central questions of Aesthetics. This is applicable to an extraordinary range of artistic practices across different cultures, although its answers and solutions differ widely. Our views on the problem can be easily distorted by the particular solution adopted in Europe and America in the modern period: to abandon traditions as much as possible and strive for total originality. The aesthe...
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