Latest news

New blog post: Who watches the watchmen? Evaluating evaluations of El Sistema

Recent journal article: “‘Producing Musicians like Sausages’: New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Venezuela’s El Sistema” – in Music Education Research

(access here or contact me privately for a copy if you do not have online access to this journal)

Media publications from 2017:

Articles on El Sistema and politics in The Conversation and The Guardian.

Big Noise in Raploch? Published in the Scottish Review.

Too little, too late: Venezuelans respond to Gustavo Dudamel. Published in VAN magazine. 


A complete archive of my English posts is now available at El Sistema blog

The Spanish posts are archived at El Sistema blog en español.

I have closed my other website, Future posts will only be available here on