Owen Pallett and Thomas Gould (I think) wandering around the circle playing violins was amazing! violin surround sound. BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL MAAAAAN
I'd assume it was Thomas (braces, long dashing hair, unfair good looks), not that I could see since I was in the stalls with Pekka.
I agree it was strange to hear so little of Owen's voice and violin, but at the same time, I'd be interested in seeing/hearing more instrumental/orchestral pieces from him...
As for the second half, I got Saro and Skip Town, so I'm a happy bunny.
I heard quite a few whispers from the audience about Nico being too talkative... which I can't get my head around as I love seeing him have fun on stage, I was getting worried that no one was going to say anything by the interval!
Post by Owen from Final Fantasy on Mar 18, 2012 20:47:34 GMT -5
Yay! I'm so happy with how wonderfully it was performed, received, and so forth. I'm very happy with how the scordatura strings turned out, fading in and out of focus like old film. And Pekka's performance was just brilliant. I'm going to tweak a few things, put it to bed, then write more and more and more; new music is easy!
I'm not sure how rights work with commisions, but I hope to hear a recording or see a score sometime. Toronto 2013!
Watch out! It seems as though it is about to rush into the darkness where you are sitting and reduce you to a mangled sack of skin, full of crumpled flesh and splintered bones, and destroy this hall and this building, so full of wine, women, music and vice, and transform it into fragments and into dust. But this, too, is merely a train of shadows.
March16th was my birthday. I spent that day taking a train to get to Washington to play viola at a close friend's, cousin's, wedding. That night while walking down to brush my teeth from the cold attic bedroom they let us stay in, I slipped under my wool socks, sliding down the long steep, slick, stairs case. The last couple weeks I've had a black and blue spine, a neck too stiff to play, and have been doing homework as well as writing a good portion of new music while standing up.