Wednesday, August 24, 2005

All we need is music sweet music...


Tonight I went to the NYO (National Youth Orchestra) and it was bloody fantastic!!! It was so interesting to watch but most importantly listen to... The most interesting bit about the performance would be Triangle and how small it looks but how much noise it actually makes! Brent told me that the triangle cost 600 dollars!!!!! And weights 15kg so its nothing like the dinky little ones we used to play with at primary school. The second interesting thing would have to be a piece performed by the orchestra called Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man". This piece was composed by Robin Toan who is the winner of the National Youth Orchestra, Composer-in-Residence Award 2005 which I have absolutely no idea what that means but im sure its prestigious and it was an awesome piece of modern classical music. Well that is all from me tonight so good night and god speed.


I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music.
It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain.
Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
-George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

3 comments:

Vicki said...

God, I wish I had gone! It sounds awesome

Andy said...

So this explains why you were in such a good mood when you came into work today....*coughs*

Anonymous said...

I love the quotes you post Russell. They're always a splash of wisdom to my ears.