Saturday, April 25, 2009
April 25 - Water World Workout
Morning Sex and Delilah rehearsal at Paul Dresher studio, with Nanette McGuiness, Kristin Brown, and Alexander Katsman, followed by a walk in Oakland's
Lakeside Park, looking southeast to a water temple overlooked by East Bay Hills
across Lake Merritt to Our Lady of Lourdes
near weathered/withered tired trees, and
west towards the
Park Bellevue Tower,
an eccentric hinge house,
playing high rise
and a maze -- amazing!
After a return to Paul Dresher (including a rehearsal of Sailor Boy with William Loney and a telented newcomer),
assisting in the realization of Prodigal Songs (all above as part of San Francisco Cabaret Opera's Fresh Voices IX programs next month),
head back out for more views of the same suspicious characters, plus
the East Bay Hills,
closer looks of the temple and
the park under renovation,
Beacon Hill housing,
plenteous palms at
and a turnaround across from a miniscule redwood park.
The return provides panoramas
verge on the verge,
of various cone,
to a visit within Our Lady, so to speak, and
still life architecture (with stop-motion Darwinesque planted animals?) for Mid-Day Saturday Afternoon (almost belying the overall activity on
and yet another return to Paul Dresher, picking up Harriet,
dining al almost-freezo in the courtyard of Connecticut Yankee (the coldest winter, etc.), and gathering the tribes for the evening's performances of Dioclesian/Diocletian at San Francisco's Noh Space, with Kim, Indre, and Mark covering for a laringitis-challenged Maria, before an enthusiastic crowd, including a DVC Music Lit posse, Music Theoretician William Smith, St. Mary's Enlightener Christine Wong, and Mice and Men George-veteran Wayne Wong.
Upon return, finish the orchestration of Solomon: XI. I Come to You (The Queen of Sheba).