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Hearing Between the Lines (Profile of film composer Mychael Danna)

The National Post, 4 September 1999 By Stewart Hoffman Film composer Mychael Danna‘s condo, like much of his music, is drenched with the exotic. The film composer’s home overflows with Indian carpets, Moroccan lanterns, Thai pillows, Cambodian bells, hand painted silks and an assortment of instruments with names like gopichand and tanpura. The condo peers off […]

Take Note (The “Mozart effect” and how early childhood music education might wire the brain for success)

Homemaker’s magazine, May 1999 By Stewart Hoffman It’s early Saturday morning at the Hugh Mappin Children’s Learning Centre at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, and the strollers are lined up along the hallways like taxis at an airport. Inside one of the classrooms, parents walk, gallop and tiptoe to a variety of music, holding their […]