St Michael Trio
Friday June 11th 2010, 11:32 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

Richard and I went to a concert to hear the resident musicians at Menlo College performing tonight:  everything from Brahms to Gershwin’s jazzy notes to a new artist in New York whose work our friend Russ had commissioned but had had to download the music, still written in longhand, for the performance. It was that new.  I didn’t hear the composer’s name nor Russ’s description very well, but I tell you: New York City put into music, beautiful music, is how the piece sounded to me. The subway, the rush of commuters, the quiet of the museums, he’d captured it exquisitely and I could spend hours listening just to that and whatever else the man might write.  (Someone can stop me right here and tell me it was all about crop circles in cornfields or something, whatever, I  loved it.)

That was from the fellow who, if you will, wrote the pattern that knitted all the sounds together.

The men who were working with their hands using instruments invented centuries ago to create a thing new and unique each time they followed those given patterns were the musicians (you get to hear them here) that are the Saint Michael Trio.  They were selling CDs to help fund music festivals and commissions such as the one we got to hear.

It strikes how what they do echoes what we knitters do. From our ever-improving skills and our hands and our hearts to reaching outward.

And then they topped off the evening with a soothing-then-rocking-out “Stairway to Heaven” that was the best. version. EVER !!!

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I so wish I could have been there…

Comment by Monica 06.12.10 @ 4:25 am

You mean that version of Stairway beat the version played by a garage band at those high school dances? Hard to fathom… 😉

Comment by twinsetellen 06.12.10 @ 6:51 am

lovely, lovely — one of the things I miss about no longer being in the Bay Area is the almost limitless availability of good music being performed!

Comment by Bev 06.12.10 @ 9:25 am

Rush of subways? Quiet of museums? Circles in cornfields? And here I thought it was the sound of gray whales heading south to the breeding grounds. Oh, well…

fun –

Don’t take life too seriously; no one gets out alive.

You’re just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

Comment by Don Meyer 06.12.10 @ 10:04 am

Wow. What a concert! Thanks for sharing it with us, kinda’…

Comment by Channon 06.14.10 @ 7:46 am

Wow! What an evening it seems to have been!

I am happy for you both that you could be there to appreciate the experience. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 06.17.10 @ 1:49 pm

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