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About mikebm (1334 Articles)
An arts journalist, a conductor, an educator, a young arts manager whose passion drove him to leave a multinational IT cooperation to study Arts Administration and Cultural Policy in London and went back to Indonesia to build the scene there.

Violinist at Court

4 Juni 2008 // 3 Comments

Just found it in mit.edu. Found it interestingly funny…. “Haven’t I seen your face before?” a judge demanded, looking down at the defendant. “You have, Your Honor,” the man answered hopefully. “I gave your son violin [Lanjut...]

Tetikus Metropolitan Opera

2 Juni 2008 // 4 Comments

~ kabar mengejutkan dari http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080528/ap_en_mu/metropolitan_opera_mice Baru saja melihat kabar di Metropolitan Opera. Kabarnya bulan April lalu, Dinas Kesehatan Kota New York baru saja memberi peringatan pada salah satu gedung opera [Lanjut...]

New Business for Major Labels

31 Mei 2008 // 1 Comment

Here are two news on the latest activities of major labels regarding their declining business. Major labels have begun turning their heads into new businesses. These are the things that should be done to maintain their role in music business with their [Lanjut...]

Rachmaninoff Had Big Hands

29 Mei 2008 // 9 Comments

This is a nice video which I found for quite sometime now. Rachmaninoff had huge hands which spans one and a half octaves (+/- 27 cm), if I’m not mistaken. Igudesman and Joo parodied it nicely. Here is the video… more on Rachmaninoff in wiki more [Lanjut...]

Major Labels Becoming Distributors

28 Mei 2008 // 1 Comment

Major labels have already showed indications of declining in the music industry, especially record industry. These once a gargantuan corporations has already crumbling. There is an ongoing trend that many musicians no longer see major label as major as it [Lanjut...]

Eksperimen Kualitas, Pembuktian NSO

26 Mei 2008 // 4 Comments

Nusantara Symphony Orchestra (NSO) kembali menggelar konser rutin mereka di Balai Sarbini. Kali ini dengan tajuk “Heart and Passion” yang mengangkat dua karya besar dari Ludwig van Beethoven dan Georges Bizet. Eksperimental, mungkin kata yang [Lanjut...]

6 Months Worth of Blogging

25 Mei 2008 // 7 Comments

Time sure moves so fast. Half a year already since I did my first weblogging. 6200++ page views have been generated since. Again, I thank you, dear readers. Writing sure is not an easy task to do. A lot of time has to be spent to read other articles just to [Lanjut...]

Music, Fuel, Victim

24 Mei 2008 // 2 Comments

Indonesia as a developing country is still living from subsidies. All sort of subsidies can be found in this country, including fuel subsidy. Subsidized fuel which costs only IDR 4500 or $.50 a litre. That makes the subsidy worth about 50 percent of the fuel [Lanjut...]

Bang Ali Telah Tiada

22 Mei 2008 // 2 Comments

Kemarin dulu, tepat seratus tahun kebangkitan nasional, Bang Ali Sadikin berpulang di Rumah Sakit Gleneagles, Singapura. Ia meninggal pada usia 82 akibat komplikasi penyakit yang dideritanya setelah selama seminggu dirawat di negara tetangga tersebut. Mengapa [Lanjut...]

Berlin Philharmonie Terbakar

21 Mei 2008 // 4 Comments

Berlin Philharmonie, gedung konser markas Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra terbakar kemarin siang pukul 14:00 waktu setempat. Gedung yang dibuka tahun 1963 ini terbakar di bagian atap, tepat di atas ruang konser utama yang berkapasitas 2500 orang ini. Asap pun [Lanjut...]