Author Archives: Dan Powers

A possible reason why I never became a conductor

I was recently cleaning out my internet bookmarks, getting rid of links that were either dead, or that I hadn’t visited for a long time. One link went to a blog that I kind of liked, but it hadn’t been … Continue reading

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About the performance log

If you’ve visited this site in the past, you may have noticed that I had been keeping a list of all the performances I knew about, both of my compositions and arrangements. If you have, you may now be noticing … Continue reading

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First post in far too long

I’m a little embarrassed that I’ve let the blog sit her for so long without being updated. I can only plead that I’ve had a bit too much to think about for a while. I want to try to get back on … Continue reading

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Terre Haute Symphony Performance

Last Saturday, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra performed my “Overture to the Season.” It went very well, and I’ve been getting a lot of nice comments, which is always good. This was its third performance; here is a recording from … Continue reading

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More score videos

Two Whitman settings, including my award-winning “O You Whom I Often and Silently Come,” followed by “Sometimes With One I Love.” My saxophone quartet, “Between Spring and Summer.” That’s all I have for now. I hope to get some more … Continue reading

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A new project, as if I needed one more.

I refuse to become one of those bloggers who apologize for not posting more frequently. I haven’t posted in over a month. So sue me. Here’s something new I’ve started. Over the past year or so I’ve noticed that a lot … Continue reading

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First steps toward a new look

I am trying out a new theme for the blog. The old one was one I designed myself with the aid of Artisteer. It’s a useful program, but using it doesn’t make me a website designer any more than owning … Continue reading

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New blog title

After giving it a bit of thought, I’ve decided on “Imperfect Consonance” as a title for this blog. I’m hoping it’s better than my last idea. Next will be to consider a new design. I really have to come to … Continue reading

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I know, I know

Regular readers of this blog (and I know there are one or two of you–Hi, Mom!) may have noticed that I haven’t written one of my project updates for a few months now. Sorry about that. I kind of lost … Continue reading

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Possibly not my best idea

When I first started this blog a few years ago, I called it “Works and Progress,” a title I never actually liked. So when I migrated it over to my own domain, I decided not to bother thinking up a … Continue reading

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Dance to your own music

A while back, Alex Ross posted a link to an interesting video of the Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen dancing to his own music (Tryticon for percussion and orchestra). I linked to the same video on my Facebook page, along with the … Continue reading

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Six degrees of Daniel Powers

Ever play Six Degrees of Separation? Yesterday NPR’s classical music blog, Deceptive Cadence, did a post linking Mozart to Neil Sedaka. Briefly, it begins with Mozart, whose youngest son Franz Xaver taught somebody who taught somebody who taught Rosina Lhévinne … Continue reading

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