On 3/18/2020 1:00 PM, Mike Lazzari wrote:
He managed to schlep his keyboard and music along with some clothes back on the boat. The rest of his household goods
stay in the apt. in Vic. Canadian Customs were very accommodating and allowed my daughter and Giles (boat) to help
carry stuff down the dock. US Customs didn't say much. What could they do? Have them idle offshore like a cruise ship?
He can practice on his keyboard but unfortunately he usually uses the neighbors' (very nice grand) piano which will be
off limits. He is/was the accompanist for several of the grad students' final thesis so they are now left in the lurch
and his spring concert tour has been cancelled but not much can be done.... He will be self-isolating down in the
Hope he likes camping out! I hope it all comes out well.
Listen online: <http://grishakrivchenia.com/listen>
I've listened before, and now again. He's exceptionally good. I like the description on one CD "Engaging, virtuosic new
music in the Western Classical tradition."
We have an old friend who is also an immensely talented musician.* He didn't make his living as a musician, although he
created some gorgeous music in his spare time, and always had a band. Since retirement, he's become a prolific composer
of "Engaging, virtuosic new music in the Western Classical tradition."
I sort of wish I were a better listener. But in recent years, I've found that I
mostly prefer silence.
* Except he can't sing on key reliably. Listening to him vocalize on recordings of his compositons is painful,
especially hiding one's aural pain. How his wife, who has perfect pitch, and an amazing voice, stands it, I don't know.
Fortunately, most of his compositions are instrumental.
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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