TRUTH AND MATTER | A Ponderous Review Of New Music In The City Of Lights
Columnist William Beauvais reflects on the two concerts of recently composed music in Paris, and why his summer will include lots of old-fashioned writing by hand.
TRUTH AND MATTER | Stamina For The World's Longest Running Concert
Musical Toronto columnist William Beauvais writes about his surreal experience trying to break the Guinness World Record for the longest running concert this week in Stouffville, Ontario.
TRUTH AND MATTER | Making The Case For Musical Telephone
On the virtue of spreading the message through music, in hopes that it might go somewhere that needs it more than we do.
TRUTH AND MATTER | Why Artists Create And The Power Of Being Useful
"As creators, we send our work into the world hoping to find an audience, but not only for that reason. We send it out mostly because we believe in it..." William Beauvais shares his wisdom on creativity and passing it forward.
TRUTH AND MATTER | The Great Divide Between Popular And Classical Music May Not Be As Wide As You Think
From religious edicts that separated musical styles to economic ones that integrate them, the great musical divide is a continuing story.
TRUTH AND MATTER | Tribute To Roland Dyens (1955–2016)
How classical guitarist and composer Roland Dyens slipped through the cracks and revitalized a generation of guitarists and music lovers.
TRUTH AND MATTER | Community Music: A Legacy To Be Proud Of
From small church choirs to high school musicals, columnist William Beauvais reflects on the rich fabric of community music that runs through Canada.
TRUTH AND MATTER | Meditations On The Nature Of Hearing
Is the music in the sound or is it a result of the effort put out by the listeners?
TRUTH AND MATTER | What Is Worth Singing About?
If singing sends thoughts into the soul of another person, then the choice of text is vital. Thoughts on the monumental task of setting text to music.