No. 303, November/December 2021
Our cover story this issue explores cellist Jeffrey Zeigler’s Houses of Zodiac project, encompassing an album, film, live performances, and an art installation. A Covid-lockdown collaboration with his wife, Paola Prestini, Houses of Zodiac combines music with motion and poetry, and involved a great deal of experimentation. Have you ever wondered why humans are so good at identifying each other’s voices, but are far less reliable when it comes to violin voices? Then you won’t want to miss violin maker and researcher Joseph Curtin’s contribution to the special section, which discusses exactly that. And make sure to check out Philip J. Kass’ descriptions of his favorite (eccentric) historical bows in the same section.
Also in this issue:
- A string-player’s guide to the music of Florence Price
- What made Stolyarsky such an effective teacher?
- The Juilliard Quartet celebrates 75 years
- How to prepare for a fiddle contest
- Develop your own best warmup routine
- A holiday-gift tutorial on streaming hardware
And more . . .