Usenet rocks. This week in alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.modern-composers I found, among other things, recordings from an Arvo Pärt concert in Holland which took place a mere two weeks ago. Pieces performed: Lamentate and In Principio (2003), plus Credo (1968).
Montréal also rocks. The derviches tourneurs, accompanied by Sufi musicians and Gregorian chant, were amazing to watch. I kept hoping the scholars in monk’s robes would start spinning around but one of them eventually picked up a doumbek and started playing along, and that was a lovely moment. There’s so much happening culturally here that it’s hard to know where to start sometimes but last night was definitely a step in the right direction.
Shannon phoned me the other night to tell me I look like a dormouse when I sleep. Last night she coaxed me into making a face like one and proceeded to collapse into giggles. How could I not be in love with her?