This past weekend (January 17th to be precise) I was asked to participate in a most unusual event: Music on Main teamed up with Here There to present ROAM at the Juice Truck (which is, I was somewhat relieved to learn, an indoor venue). I was asked to present a handful of solo works (I chose Bach and Takemitsu) alongside a performance of Hildegard Westerkamp‘s beautiful electroacoustic work “Kits Beach Soundwalk”, and chef Annabelle Choi created a three course meal inspired by the music. It was fascinating to see (and taste!) how someone might interpret these pieces through food. Choi’s dishes — spiced persimmons, goat cheese tapioca, and ginger tuile for the Takemitsu; butternut squash & chickpea falafels for the Bach; and a seaweed Miyoek soup with mussels for the Westerkamp — were all as delicious as they were inventive. Some photos below, courtesy of Grady Mitchell.
Business meeting. Very serious.
My first week at @queerarts! Lots of meetings, lots of (grant)writing, lots of emails, and lots of learning. But I’m excited and super grateful for the support and generosity of @sdholman, the fabulousness of QAF staff Lalia, Mirim, and Ben, and to my proximity to @paulwongprojects — who is a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration, whenever he sets foot in the room.
Toward The Sea by Takemitsu has to be one of my favourite works for flute and guitar: murky, moody, Debussean (that’s a legit word, right?). Adrian Verdejo and I had the opportunity to record this piece for @vicorchestra’s online Global Soundscapes festival, which was just released — you’ll find the link in my profile. The festival also includes lots of fantastic performances, including a great set by @allegrachambero with @melody.courage!