A Composer's Adventures



Save Our Children

Students stage a "lie-in" outside the White House. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Students stage a “lie-in” outside the White House. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Craig Kielburger was only 12 when he started an organization to end child labor worldwide. Now 35, the Canadian activist speaks around the world about unfair labor laws. He has collected thousands of signatures to petition the prime minister of India and raised millions of dollars through the international organization Free the Children that he formed with his brother, Marc Kielburger.… Read the rest

Proclaim Your Rarity

Stagecoach Music Festival - Day One

Willie Nelson performs at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California, May 5, 2007.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

I recently asked composition students at a major music school in the US to create a collective graphic notation piece on the blackboard and sing each sound they added.… Read the rest