I ask myself how can anything empty ever be so filled.
The evening recital and performance of CELL EMPTY OF LIGHT in Abu Dhabi was a great success.
A great success because I was filled with joy and I could see that my accompanists also were filled with light and with delight. Emma Stansfield joined my words with violin and viola and So-Young Park soprano gave flight to “The Angel Who Lost his Wings” . It is true that the music gives the words a particular power and energy.
I know the audience enjoyed it, because there was a moment in time that they no longer felt like the audience, they felt like travel companions, all on the same journey all in the same jail cell.
It is fantastic to think back to the night i wrote this poem ” The Writing On the Wall Meant Nothing to me”. I was trying to fall asleep half awake perhaps, when it became clear to me that the room I am in could very well be a jail cell… from then the poem took its own life and shed light to many questions I had brewing in me at the time.
I enjoyed the performance in Abu Dhabi, and I am looking forward to taking this message to many other places, initially to Dubai, and soon back to the country that i was raised in, to the US namely to San Francisco and then Washington DC. I know that the message is one that extends though land and time. The face that we have to be aware of what we do in life and also aware of what we leave behind… may it be a writing on the wall or a piece of garbage by the beach. We are ALL in this together. We all come through the same entry… the same cell.
My recital in One to One Abu Dhabi was truly a perfect setting, and I believe I have chosen the perfect venue in Dubai, at The Pavillion, Down Town Dubai. As you enter a very welcoming space large, simple…. the auditorium is simple with comfortable cozy bean bag like chairs… A space that can help one travel in space and time.
I look forward to the evening in Dubai, and also other ones to come…
You know that i will keep blogging because I like to extend my invitation to all those that were not able to come and also to those that were there but want a reminder of the night.
Thank you friends for sharing this part of the journey with me….