I like Tchaikovsky

Sorry for the sparse/short entries recently! I’ve come across so many things I want to write about, but never seem to have the time to actually put together a post. This one’s been waiting unfinished for a while, so I thought I’d share it before this blog becomes totally extinct:

I don’t know where I obtained this record, but last time I was home I decided to put it on and rock out to good ol Pyotr. It’s such an irrelevant album cover, but the music is totally legit. And I’m not gonna lie, I really want that chick’s sweatshirt.

I recently found myself walking under the arches of Royce Hall while listening to the 1812 Overture (not the crazy-dramatic-fireworky ending, but the very beginning, which is hauntingly majestic in contrast). The combination of my surroundings and the music was strangely emotional. I felt like I should have been walking in slow-mo as if in a movie, the scene where the college grad is about to embark on the next great chapter of her life and is surveying her home for the past four years one last time. Very surreal.

Listen to it here.

Glenalbyn House First Night

Friday night I went to the first of a series of house concerts at the Glenalbyn house in Mt. Washington, hosted by our friend Michael Tessler. Performers included Ana Caravelle on harp, Ryan York on guitar, The Order of the Mopses, and DJ sets by Alex (aka Ricky Rice) and Nicholas Morera (aka [ a. d. l. r. ]). Almost all of the music consisted of original compositions by the performers, and Ryan’s piece involved six guitarists playing in different rooms of the two-story house while people walked around, literally hearing music in every direction. Definitely one of my favorite parts of the night.

Anyway, recordings will be up soon at http://glenalbynhouse.org. In the meantime, you can read another blog post/short interview here and here, and look at some of my pictures!

Links to relevant websites:
Ana Caravelle/Anahita Navab
Asura/Ryan York
Ricky Rice/Alex Genco
[ a. d. l. r. ]/Nicholas Morera
The Mt. Washington Family Band