Tagged With: Larry Jensen

#Selfie 19: The Writing of Book

July 30, 2014

As predicted, each painting for #Selfie has had it’s own arc of becoming.  They have all been surprises, have all taught me things I wouldn’t otherwise know. It’s been a privilege to be at the centre of this project and participate in the discovery, the shaping and polishing of each facet.  Quite a geological process […]

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#Selfie 17: new moon

June 28, 2014

It’s been a week since the morning after #Selfie’s opening at Gallery de Boer.  That was such a profoundly good time, rich with love and excellence, risk and joy.  We all of us had about an inch of air beneath our feet as we walked through the space and played together on the roof afterwards.  […]

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#Selfie 15: You get what you need

June 11, 2014

I once played a minor (non-musical) part on a Rolling Stones Tour – ‘Steel Wheels’ in the ’80s. I have a tour jacket, even, that boyfriends past have happily worn… and torn and stained. This comes up now because I wrote the blog title first. It’s still a good jacket, and I keep it to […]

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#Selfie 8: due diligence

April 27, 2014

There’s a subtle art to avoidance – one can accomplish a great deal when motivated by discomfort with a project’s requirements:  Go work out – more often.  Coach at GBSS’ annual music clinic; play at elementary schools in Bruce County for GBS.  Go see Art of Time’s Cadmium Red with Aruna; wander introverted and happy […]

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#Selfie Post 7: Easter

April 20, 2014

Easter. Into a cave for three days, where you find the old stuff – the callouses, the excess, the muck and the clog.  You cut it all off or out, and let it go. Amazing how long three days can be, when you do this.  Amazing, how it feels to surrender to what you already […]

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Lip service

January 24, 2014

One month:  Corelli to Handel to Brahms and Faure to Jensen to Patootie to sereda to Kurt Cobain via Drew Wright.  In between some work re-arranging songs by JTaylor, Norah Jones, Kris Delmhorst and other specials for cello and voice.  Or just cello, or just voice.  And thumb piano (note to self:  revive and nourish […]

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Vigil, crack, restore

December 5, 2012

It’s a mighty fine tunnel we’ve just got through. A storm on Saturn in 2011. This already happened, and now we see it. Why do I find that comforting? I am later in the day after the day of find my head get to town rehearse find-a-piano rehearse perform rehearse perform perform so-grateful-for-good-friends enriched pleased […]

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White.

November 27, 2012

Our covenant with Winter:  that there will be space and time to contemplate, to examine and re-examine,  to be still.  In the rich pianissimo of deep snow, quiet things sing their subtlety, small things hold great significance, and you can see the wind. I cannot imagine a life without this. I awake with the phone […]

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own the music

June 5, 2011

At one point in last night’s symphony/Larry Jensen Concert (featuring Rob McLean,  Al Walker, Conductor Ben Boldt-Martin, & composer/arranger Richard Mascall), I looked out at the audience from the cello section and saw people who I KNOW have only heard Larry play in bars.  They were sitting beside folks who don’t go into bars, but […]

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