What a night! 6 hours of bliss, music and being taken to different parts of the world and planes of ecstacy. I´m still high! And it was better than any club or party where everyone is listening to a stereo because everyone was part of the music, the group was familiar, fresh and spirited! The enjoyment was of and from a more personal part of each musician there.
I had movie and rockband evenings last week, and one birthday gathering. On the weekend I visited the Christmas Market (German tradition:)) with colleagues and friends and went for another birthday gathering after that… then listened to loud cool music with my flatmate until late in the night. Been having a great time, almost not noticing the cold!
Jazz/Pop Choir has started again on Monday evenings. The department had its monthly social gathering at the Loft last to last Thursday. The very next day we had a WG-psycho night where we all watched The Shining together.
I also wanted to share a sample of the views of sunsets I get from my window taken from my flatmate’s amazing camera.
We stopped at a Flamenco demonstration…open class where many people mimicked the graceful women on stage. The music was spellbinding and resonated to something deep and earthy in my heart… the voice was rich and the black curved dresses swayed as they danced and clapped.
After a long long time I find myself with homework! German, MATLAB, EEGLab, Presentation… the list goes on. Computers don’t work like Scotty or Spock gets them to on the Enterprise. You have to ‘use the keyboard’.
If you go deep enough into one thing, you will reach the infinity of existence within it. This is true of all fields. A musician touches the infinite connection when touched with inspiration. Tunes are given, just as words to an inspired poet. Given from where?
I miss the comfort with which I used to be able to do normal things in India or the UK. I miss not having to ask people for help to do basic things like calling a helpline to fix something.
This is a flower without smell
It searches for spring
I woke up early and worked all day. Had very little lunch but instead of eating dinner at eight pm as I normally do, I went to sing with my friends until around eleven thirty in the night. I got home feeling good from the music but tired from the long day of activity. I … [Read more…]