Instead of writing a letter to Phoenix, tonight, I will be taking my violin to the edge of the water to play shadow songs to the sunset.
Inspired by a student who taught me of the Japanese concept “mono no aware”, the awareness of impermanence (mujō), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life. I feel an urge to connect with people, and remind them why we need community and compassion.My final shadow song will be one of healing, direct from the very depths of my inner self. I see no other way to face the anger and violence, than with love through music.
Join me tonight, Canalside, 329 Erie St. Buffalo, NY 14202, near the Erie Basin Marina.
7:00 – Meet and greet each other.
7:20 – Take in the area and listen to the songs coming off of the water, and the people.
7:30 – I will start playing.
8:10 – Sunset and play healing shadow song
All are welcome. No need to feel like you must be quiet, or still. Dance, sing along, or bring an instrument.
Hope to see many people there.