Rehearsing and conversing with the highly engaged and engaging pianist Marc Pierre Toth and composer Richard Mascall last night, the day after dinner with pianist, singer-songwriter, electronic artist and visual artist and dear dear friend Kati Gleiser – and snowshoeing with her today. Talk – of Shanghai, Japan, Hannover, my neice Anna in Germany, The Toronto Maple Leafs, music music, school, beer, beef, Kung Fu, Shaolin & Soccer, Poetry, Redwood trees screaming, Ted Burtynsky, the Job of art-making and presenting, Eco villages and how long it takes to make zuccini loaf while staying in one, Toronto Cafes & dances, technology as a tool, not a device to facilitate avoidance….
Through all of this plays Beethoven 5th Piano concerto, Mendelsohn violin concerto, Tchzaikovsky, Dvorak – which the Youth Orchestra presents to the folk of Owen Sound at the Roxy Theatre Wednesday evening, and the divine music of Sarah Slean, who I get to rehearse and play with on Thursday. Now there’s a lady chock full of joy and purpose – I am so looking forward to this.
This week is a collaboration to wake up the world.