Jazz as a Metaphor for Cities
Thinking with Vijay Iyer, Butch Morris, Dead Prez,
Diana Senechal, and Alfred North Whitehead
Vijay Iyer Trio
Dead Prez - Police State
Solitude and Silence
Schools seem to have forgotten that students need ample quiet time for thinking, reading, and puzzling over problems. Even a whole-class discussion can be much more quieting and contemplative than a room buzzing with little groups. It is not at all good to be visibly “engaged” at every moment; one also needs room to collect one’s thoughts and separate oneself from one’s peers. Why is this not recognized?