Monday, April 26, 2010

It is like watching magic unfold to be among people who are rapt in listening for meaning. It happened yesterday at the Kaleidoscope. I was among the listeners as a young woman pronounced her name on the piano -- not an easy thing to do. As she became more and more intent on its exact articulation and inflection it turned into music with such clear affect that others in the room could name it.

The tone of detailed listening being set, we all listened together as Haydn pronounced his myriad names in a Sonata in D.