Archive for July, 2007
In the early 1970’s, I lived in Washington, D. C. with 3 other young women. Judy would wake us up to the beautiful sounds of Liszt’s Liebenstraum No.3 and other beautiful pieces. To this day waking to beautiful classical music, even if only a CD starts my day with a smile.
Standing in the middle of the orchestra section, just 5 feet from a saxophone a member started sharing her song. WOW! the memory of that visceral experience still amazes me decades later.
Thank you members of the IARF for a wonderful week of sharing information, cultures, and visions for a world of deep listening, tolerance and Peace!
We Invite you to share your stories:
- about how music have touched you,
- connected you to someone special in your life, and
- about your plans for creating a musical event in your community for the 2nd Saturday of October!
Help us advance the POWER of MUSIC for healing, education, stress relief and FUN. Universal Music Day and create a *synergistic network and deeper love of Music, Musicians, Music Teachers and Music-making to promote and encourage, abundant funding and support for MUSIC enrichment programs, through schools, communities, governments, organizations and corporations. We endeavor:
1. to support the 80% of people who WISH they could sing or play an instrument.
2. to keep Music in the schools
3. bring it to the bedside for the sick and dying.
Just as Hospice does for the “Actively Dying” we strive to create a world of compassion and caring for the “Actively Living”. Music-making for ALL.
*Synergistic – working together, working in cooperation.
At three years old, I would run to the piano, put my foot on the sustaining pedal and play my most beautiful song. Excitedly I would then run to my mother in the kitchen and ask, “Did you like my song.”
“Oh yes, it was very beautiful. Now why don’t you go out side and play?”
“I would respond, oh no, I have another song!” and off I would go to the piano to create. Then run back to my mother to say, “That song was special for you! Did you like it?”
Oh, Thank you, now why don’t you go out side and play?”
I was playing, learning and having a great time even if rather dissonant. Eventually, after the third or fourth song. Mother would prevail and I would go out side to play. But I can still feel the excitement of those joyous moments.