The Adventures of Cindy Li
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
October 17 , 2007
Once upon a time…
as a good little Asian kid I took piano lessons and I even ventured into trying (keep that in mind) to play the flute. Music should on some level be a part of everyone’s life. Music is a way to escape aka time out in a hectic life and be in your own world. It’s another form of expression whatever genre. Kevin Smokler invited me to participate in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music‘s blogger night this past Saturday.
Blueprint was conducted by Nicole Paiment. She stayed after to speak to the bloggers and she spoke about “New Music.” I was a bit nervous since its been ages since I don’t know how to speak “music.”
I had forgotten that in this day and age where we all listen to music over and over via our ipods while walking around the town, or the sound systems in our houses what it was like listening to experimental music, works in progress. She explained (just like when I was getting my Fine Arts degree) that you don’t have to “get it” but just experience it. That it was OK to walk away and wonder what exactly that music was supposed to be. I was agitated by the first two pieces. She explained that was fine. The performances made me wonder about how everyone plays a part in the performance, different elements bring in another flavor you didn’t originally expect. The last piece of music was no different, it was a poem and it had singers, rappers, and an orchestra. Music is supposed to bring some emotion and you won’t like everything. You can sit there and just be there to soak it in. The pieces played aren’t going to be on tour so come and listen and enjoy the evening of just opening your mind to a new experience.
Sometimes working on the web is awesome but its nice to get out once in a while to experience things not via a computer is good too. ;-)
If you want to attend and experience the San Francisco Conservatory of Music you can get a discount or free tickets by telling them, “SFCM Blogger” for the code.