The ACLU Says

Simply to remind ourselves from time to time (like, say, before a field trip):

Police officers may not generally confiscate or demand to view your photographs or video without a warrant.

Much more at including, for instance:

If you are arrested, the contents of your phone may be scrutinized by the police, although their constitutional power to do so remains unsettled. In addition, it is possible that courts may approve the seizure of a camera in some circumstances if police have a reasonable, good-faith belief that it contains evidence of a crime by someone other than the police themselves (it is unsettled whether they still need a warrant to view them).

Anna Clyne

“My passion is collaborating with innovative and risk-taking musicians, film-makers, visual artists and, in particular, choreographers. Creating new works through a fluid artistic dialogue has consistently fuelled my art-form from new perspectives and has maintained a fresh and exciting creative environment. Inspired by visual images and physical movement, my intention is to create music that complements and interacts with other art-forms, and that impacts performers & audiences alike.”

Read Mr. Margasek’s report:

More: and

W. o’ W.: Bob Brookmeyer (R.I.P.)

“If you give a soloist an open solo for thirty seconds, he plays like he’s coming from the piece that you wrote. Then he says, ‘What the hell was that piece I was playing from?’ And the next thirty seconds is, ‘Oh, I guess I’ll play what I learned last night.’ And bang! Minute Two is whoever he likes. Which is probably Coltrane.”


Theme: Barriers

Each year, the department defines a theme upon which each of the mediums can riff all at once, in order to mount a show; this time it’s about barriers. See if any of these images inspire you.

(Our apologies for uncredited pictures. There are some mysteries in this are; we’ll rectify this as we progress.)