Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

love live music

February 20, 2012

Since taking on the new job in Boston last fall, there hasn’t much time to keep up consistently with things here.

One of the reasons why, is how much time I’m fortunate enough to spend every week enjoying the live performances happening in the station’s performance studio. We host at least one recital every week and often more than that depending on artists’ schedules and what else we have going on.

Here’s a handful of pics from recent performances. If you’re intrigued after seeing these, you can find the audio from them here.

Music is a gift. Enjoy it at every opportunity you possibly can!

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ok, now what?

September 5, 2011

sculptor David Lang

Life is changing once again and a move to Boston is in the near future.

I’m still getting used to the thought of living in a city where the population count is just about equal to that of the entire STATE population (Vermont) where I live now.

So…I spent the last several days in Boston looking for housing. While I came home empty-handed on that count, I did return with an imagination fired up by images of flying clams, seahorses, pigs and old-fashioned bicycle constructions of all kinds…I’m blaming sculptor David Lang for that whimsical detour.

Last Friday afternoon, following up on an intriguing tip in the Boston Globe, it was time for a visit to the Sculptors Gallery on the South End. Even if you’ve never been there, the scene will be familiar: brick warehouses in a funky neighborhood, claimed by artists as an all-in-one space to live, create, and (they hope!) sell their works. New York, Denver, and LA all have similar areas. Many towns do. Boston’s warehouse/artist  district is in the South End. That’s where the Sculptors Gallery is found, and right now it’s the home of David Lang’s fanciful show “OK, Now What?”

Lang’s creations are about (often improbable) kinetics, but they’re also about balance in an aesthetic reminiscent of Alexander Calder’s many wondrous mobiles. Check out my series of short videos below to see how they work.

And by all means – see the show in person, if you can. No photos or videos can really capture the effect of Lang’s vision or artistry.

David Lang talking about his work, “Play by Play”

Here’s a good article with details about Lang’s process and materials

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