Fantastic Group Art Show of Tomorrow
Thanks to Samuel Sfirri and Jason Brogan for including me on this excursion to Columbia and Pickens from Charleston.
Thanks to Michael Pisaro for composing such understatedly "big" music. Simple in form, but so intense in design and delivery. I don't get to play a lot of new/experimental music that often, but I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you, John Cage.
Highlights of this trip include (but are not limited to) a Jason Brogan creation of a fictional character named "Sniffles" who was a shorter, younger and invisible sidekick to James Bond at some point in time. Cricket choirs and salty coffee in Pickens, SC. while being backlit by a couple of huge solar panels and vintage lamps. The 701 Center in Columbia was a lot bigger than I imagined. The concert (more specifically the performance of "fields have ears (7)") took on a brain of its own.
Most of all, the greatest part was hearing Pisaro speak about his work and composition process. It reminded me to listen better, to be more present, and to take what I believe in and run with it; make it good.
I encourage you to do the same!
In other news:
There is an art opening that will attempt (and probably succeed) in inspiring the whimsical nature of YOU. It is a collaborative effort and you are invited to attend this FREE event. It will be showing through October.
Melinda Mead (photography)
Beth Lovett (puppets)
Yours Truly (weird little drawings)
at Alchemy Coffee
11 Magnolia Road
West Ashley, SC
PLEASE, COME OUT.
BRING A FRIEND AND A SENSE OF HUMOR.
Ok. See you.