week 44

– I saw the opening night of Les Gestes on Wednesday – my most serious congratulations go out to Ian, Joe, Marlon, and the rest of the IDMIL / CIRMMT tech crew for making things work and work smoothly. If you’ve not gone, go tomorrow – it is a spectacle worth experiencing.

– I also saw Irvine Arditti play on Thursday night. The gentleman can shred. I’ve never seen dynamic control like that, nor heard heavy pieces be thrown off like they were nothing. I would have liked a little more variation on the program, rather than all ultra-complex works…but that’s what the man does, and he does it very well.