Archive for April, 2007

J’aime les nuages

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Those who know LA are familiar with the schizophrenia of clouds. They come in the morning and disappear midday into the most brilliant sun, especially now that it’s warmer. It’s as if the clouds, like the people who live here, wander in forgetting that it’s a desert. So how does it tie in with The […]

The Tristan Project

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

  Tristan Project presented by Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall What is it about Wagner that inspires people to blow the experience up into grand statements? Certainly Beethoven or Mozart or Tchaikovsky inspire that in their own ways, but they don’t need video installations or a three act opera broken up into one act […]

The Namesake

Friday, April 6th, 2007

  It’s the rare movie that makes me want to read the book it was based on. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was one of them. So was Little Children. And The Namesake may be another. It’s the work of Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri (she won for debut collection of short stories). […]

First Quarter Chill Out

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Well, I’ve been somewhat lazy in preparing the first quarter report of 2007. To be honest, it’s been unusually a big beginning of the year. Lots to talk about. In the meantime, here’s the version of Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint that was performed last year at the Whitney Museum. I first heard this as a […]