So speaks David Weigel, our Prospero, at the beginning of our dress rehearsal of Saariaho’s TEMPEST SONGBOOK. And indeed we felt like we were on an island tonight. A magical one, where a great composer was helping us understand visceral sound in the kindest way possible. One where we could work on expression and intention far from certain circuses. I cannot begin to put words to the gratitude I feel every day working on such music with such students and colleagues.
If you’re in Ann Arbor, come hear us tomorrow night – info is on my calendar page!
Here’s our group rocking it out, and my colleague Oriol getting inspired: