Happy National Bourbon Day, friends! Now, it has been quite the day here at fresh inc festival 2013. We had a fulfilling rehearsal this morning and some really wonderful composers sessions lead by Stacy Garrop and Dan Visconti. On top of all that, we had a performance at Racine Art Museum.
Performing at the RAM was a wonderful experience. Bruce, Laura, Lisa, and their colleagues welcomed us with open arms and encouraged us to spend time with the collections taking it all in. They have one of the largest collections of craft media and their 21st Century Heirlooms exhibit is quite compelling. It had me considering what 21st century heirlooms I have come into contact with musically. If we framed our performing of new music with this mindset, do you feel the field would be different?
I truly enjoyed performing Christian Carey’s “He Wishes for Cloths of Heaven” with Marta Honer (viola.) In fact, there were many great works performed today. I wish that I had been able to perform and take notes to give a full report, but alas, it was not to be.
Now, I suggest that you raise a glass with me to the first weekend at fresh inc. I think we’ve all earned it.