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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: The Fog

My Peachtree Street: The Fog

For fans of Peachtree Street and Evelyn Glennie.

 

For those unfamiliar with Glennie's music here is a link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlOemXqTOW8&feature=related

 

For the folks in Scotland,

Take good care of Evelyn Glennie, please. She's your national treasure. That night at the Atlanta Symphony she was fantastic. 

 

My Peachtree Street: The Fog

For fans of Peachtree Street and Evelyn Glennie.

 

For those unfamiliar with Glennie's music here is a link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlOemXqTOW8&feature=related

 

For the folks in Scotland,

Take good care of Evelyn Glennie, please. She's your national treasure. That night at the Atlanta Symphony she was fantastic. 

 

comments (18)

vz-nostalgia: After the concert I said:
"Evelyn, you were fantastic!"
"Thank you very much", she said.
Well, one could think she's a good lip reader, but she wasn't looking, she was busy signing my CD, when she replied. So I don't know, Chris. smile
vz-nostalgia: The Midtown of Atlanta transforms into the Magic Kingdom, when we have those rare mornings of a dense fog.
Let me know how you like her, Ms. Dawn.
Evelyn Glennie is just so so magical to watch and listen to ... I've been a fan of her performing for years.

I really like the dissolving background Victor. richard
vz-nostalgia: Yep. It's a lot of fun to watch her silently fly barefoot all over the stage. She has tons of equipment.
She is a wonderful performer.

You might find this interesting Viktor

http://www.evelyn.co.uk/live/disability_essay.htm
vz-nostalgia: Well, in addition to everything else, she's very smart. That is one hell of an essay. smile
Dont know the artist but really like your pic
vz-nostalgia: Lucky you, Nig, as you'll have a joy of discovery. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2008, 11:18
vz-nostalgia: She played a concerto (written specifically for her) by an American composer John Corigliano called "Conjurer", a Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra. The concerto has three movements: Wood, Metal and Skin. If you can imagine, the front of the huge stage was filled with her equipment. In the middle was wood: the xylophone, marimba and wooden "keyboard". To the right was all metal: chimes (tubular bells, remember Mike Oldfield?), vibrophone and all sorts of suspended gongs and cymbals. To the left was all skin: "talking drums", "kick drums", all sorts of drums. She was moving from wood to metal to skin on her bare feet, and because she wore a long dress, it seemed like she was silently flying across the stage.

Usually, a fog is associated with silence, but you made a good connection to the music that physically fades, but remains in our memory. Good job, Ms. Philine. smile
  • Garth
  • United States
  • 28 Nov 2008, 16:31
You know, I hear they retract those buildings into the ground when the fog hits so planes don't run into them. That's why you can't see the tops.
vz-nostalgia: I see years of brewing in one pot with architects were not totally fruitless, Garth. You have some revolutionary ideas about buildings. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2008, 18:10
Fade to grey - like it Viktor. Don't know Evelyn - will have to come back later ;o)
vz-nostalgia: Aren't we all fading slowly to grey, Mike? smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 28 Nov 2008, 22:00
Nice how the buildings fade into the fog. I will look at the link as I had not heard of her.
vz-nostalgia: Please do, Ms. Aussie. Let me know what you think.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 29 Nov 2008, 01:00
She's a fantastic performer.

I like the way the buildings disappear into the fog
vz-nostalgia: I'll do more foggy urban shots this winter, Ms. Ellie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2008, 09:46
I like how the top of the picture dissolves into the fog. Something about the morning after a good concert. I can stand in the sun the next morning wondering about a great experience I had. Now in the sun - is it real?
vz-nostalgia: What was the most exciting concert you went to, Louis? Don't rush with the answer, think about it for a minute. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 29 Nov 2008, 21:09
This is the first time I've heard of Evelyn, and I found her a really interesting and nice music performer...playing music which comes from within doesn't require ears to be working well, huh? ...I wish more of the 'new musicians' we have to deal with nowadays could have at least a tenth of her abilities to love expressing herself through 'true music', the music from the soul....

"The music from your soul
sounds like an untouchable tone
the one nobody could hear but me
the one nobody can touch but me...
the music from your soul
became part of my unheard voice
the one nobody could understand but you
the one nobody can tell but you...
the music from your soul
is true because it's yours
let me hear in your soul
that music of my soul" (K.A.)

Nice foggy picture, Mr. VZ, and thanks for sharing Evelyn with us... wink
vz-nostalgia: Yep, it's true, she's a living tuning fork, Ms. K.A. The whole thing is beyond my mind. I could probably understand, if she played solo, but together with the Symphony Orchestra... just beyond my mind.

I like your verses very much, Ms. K.A. It's fascinating how waves of someone's soul find a resonance in another person's soul (you can call it music of souls, if you want). A friend of mine once called it a "synchronization of souls". Unfortunately, a "de-synchronization of souls" is often a follow up.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Nov 2008, 15:46
Matthew Passion a couple of years ago, Rod Stewart in the LA Lakers stadium, Chris de Burgh in J'burg with full phylharmonic orchestra - nah, there are lots of others too - can't pick one. Now this typing took me more than a minute I guess, therefor I was thinking smile Make it the Matthew Passion.
vz-nostalgia: Do you mean J.-S. Bach's Mathew Passion, Louis? Who was performing?
Was Rod Stewart kicking soccer balls into the public while singing Maggie May in this concert as well? smile
I have hard time to pick one either. Could be Baaba Maal with Taj Mahal at the Africa Fest. Could be John McLaughlin with Zakir Hussein and Shakti, which was totally out of this world. Maybe Osvaldo Golijov's opera "Ainadamar" that shocked the hell out of me. I got to think about it.
This conversation gave me some ideas. I think I'll do a little project on this topic. Keep an eye on Nostalgia next few weeks, Louis. smile
I really like the way you create the atmosphere here : Nicely done !
vz-nostalgia: oh, Zeb, you're so funny. When I arrived, the foggy atmosphere was already there. I created nothing. smile
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 30 Nov 2008, 19:43
I just listen to the music on this percussionist and I was very impressed by his dexterity! Obviously I can see tonight at the Atlanta Symphony!
Thank you to you, Viktor, to discover these talents!
vz-nostalgia: You are very welcome, Fabrice. She'll be glad to know, there is one more fan of her talent has just been born. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 1 Dec 2008, 16:21
vz-nostalgia: Oh my. I always knew that the jazzman Don Pullen paints on piano (that's how I perceive his playing), but it has never occurred to me that someone can sculpt with a sound. smile
I thought that the dreamer who rewrites the shapes of the world called an architect. smile If a morning fog is a dreamer, what is a midnight fog?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2008, 20:29
vz-nostalgia: smile Of course you are here, because I was there. I have no doubt. smile
Keep the course, Ms. Astrid. Spread the sails. smile
i think Mike describes this just perfectly Victor, as for the artist, maybe she was a bit before my time lolsmile
vz-nostalgia: Before your time? How old are you, Tim? 12? smile
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