System dynamics and classical music
Tonight, thanks to a Google Alert, I found a posting by Dutch guitarist Robert Bekkers and Brunei-born overseas Chinese pianist Anne Ku called Orchestras in the Netherlands and system dynamics thinking. That posting links to Orchestras in a Complex World by Bernhard Kerres, an article in an old Harmony, which surprised me, for I thought I had at least skimmed if not read all of them. That article might be good food for thought for arts organizations, and it is a good example showing how one can think through and then present a qualitative system dynamics approach to a specific problem in a clear fashion, unlike the way the NY Times presented a qualitative model recently.
I'm grateful for the link, and I welcome hearing about more applications of system dynamics and systems thinking to the challenges faced by the arts in general and classical music in particular. If anyone has results of such work to share, all the better!