Forests and Music

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In the Canadian forest I’m listening to Bobby Mitchell play a concert in France featuring “Ruins” by the American composer Frederic Rzewski.  Music always widens my mind.  I’ve frequently been in this part of the forest but it’s the first time I’ve seen this tree-trunk loop highlighted by both shadow and light.  How do we protect the beauty of our world from falling into ruin?

Soon I’ll transition from the forests of the new world to the urban parks of the old world.    The New European Ensemble has invited Bobby and I to perform on stage in Den Haag and Amsterdam on 19 and 20 September.  The program will include music by Rzewski, Cage, Godowsky, and Schubert among others, and the poems I recite from Dust Blown Side of the Journey will interconnect with the music.   Click here for more information and tickets.