I've been blessed with a spectacularly art-filled last few days. I intend to share it all eventually, but I'll start with my Friday night in. I spent it in the company of Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass, talked about postmodernism, and performed my first live movie score.
The experience was at once energizing and taxing (physically and mentally), inspired both awe and fear, and though performing it required such presence it encouraged profound introspection.
Watch the film.
still processing the life-changing experience of seeing Koyaanisqatsi performed live on Friday by THE MAN HIMSELF & the Philip Glass Ensemble. I can't think of anything more powerful than a concert hall filled with the drone of five synthesizers and a chorus juxtaposed with immediate and absolute silence. Especially after a long, painful, and incredibly unbalanced work week. Still processing. KOYAANISQATSI (Hopi language): Life out of balance. A state of life that calls for another way of living. The film is available on YouTube and I highly recommend watching!! #philipglass#philipglassensemble#koyaanisqatsi#kennedycenter#lifechanging
Fancy people at the fancy Kennedy Center. Saw the Philip Glass Ensemble live-score Koyaanisqatsi. It was beautiful, moving, wondrous, and bleak. My dad would be happy I finally saw the film; I never forgot him telling me about it 30 years ago. #koyaanisqatsi#philipglass#kennedycenter#arts#culture#fancy
What's missing from this photo is @philip.glass, four feet away taking part in a monumental almost unbearable live performance of Koyaanisqatsi as the film played. It's missing because I FOLLOWED THE FUCKING INSTRUCTIONS and didn't take photos after the performance started. I will never again follow ANY FUCKING INSTRUCTIONS and will use many of my remaining days to ask why I let my close encounter be lost to my empty memory hole and replaced by bitterness. #philipglass
#koyaanisqatsilive by #philipglass and the #philipglassensemble was very powerful, precise and surprisingly LOUD! Kudos to the woodwinds, keyboards and to the vocal bass soloist who intoned #koyaanisqatsi with some serious depth. Demanding arpeggios and no sequencers, all live playing! Great to see @sleepytimemusic and other familiar faces. Experience this if you have the opportunity.