Two weeks ago the wonderful lady Rabbi who walked me into the mikveh gave birth to her first child, Ella. Aaron and I wrote this song together (our second ever) on Labor Day. And my week feels so much more amazing all of a sudden. I forget sometimes, in being Teacher, that I am also Composer and Violinist.
Here’s to remembering the sides of ourselves that we don’t make enough time for but are grateful that they trudge along with us through the years. Love you both Rabbis Hillary and Daniel Chorny.
Last week Ryan Whyman (CSUN music graduate) and I went into the studio to work on my poetry album, and I interviewed him on his beginnings as a musician, then recording some of our playing. It was so much fun. Wish I was in the studio every day.
So on Sunday I gave my second free-improvisation concert, and my fiance was wonderful about recording it so those videos will show up here soon.
The gig reconnected me to my electric violin. I re-discovered something that should have been unforgettable — that playing fifths is a lot easier on this lovely five-string instrument, because the fingerboard space is smaller than a normal four-string violin. Yay fifths.
Here are two loops I made this evening. Kind, impression comments are more than welcome.