This is music.
Early in September, our singing leader sent word that, for the Fall session, we would be performing "experimental musical compositions of the 20th century avant garde... minimalism, chance music, phase music, music for speaking chorus, music that many would not even be willing to label as music, cacophonous music, improvisation, silence... we will all be expanding our answers to the question: What is Music?"
She promised it would be "challenging, confusing, exciting, and definitely more than a little silly." She was right. I'm lost a lot and can feel my mind stretching, but the music is fascinating to look at and listen to (when we get it right!). The pages here are from R. Murray Schafer's piece "Epitaph for Moonlight". (Listen to it here.)
Another piece we'll be performing is a "Happening," John Cage style. It's too hard to explain . . . I will either be knitting or drop spindling while humming, Moon will be playing his saxophone, and K. has a paper tearing duet planned (he's the bass line), if that gives you any kind of an inkling!
Now you're probably thinking, "Huh?"
Between the singing and the watercolor class, I am being wrapped in abstraction these days. More than ever, stitching has been very good for centering and focus!