Saturday, June 13, 2009

San Francisco meets Saskatchewan

...was the name of the wonderful event hosted by Buz and Sarah Trevor of Denare Beach last night. I was delighted when Sarah approached me with the idea earlier this spring. It was a full house and a perfect space. The sound was incredible.

The evening opened with Mystic Lake Road Corridor, a new suite of poems that I decided to take for a test drive at this event as the setting is specific to this place. After each of the ten poems, San Francisco's Andrew Voight, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser, responded to the poems with improvisations. He was brilliant. I loved the way the bass flute worked with the rural gothic nature of my work.

After the intermission, San Francisco singer-songwriter Lori B took the stage and delighted the audience with her performance. It was a show perfectly suited for intimate home concerts. The audience was lively and interactive.

Hats off to Buz and Sarah Trevor for bringing this together. It was truly wonderful.


Ariel Gordon said...

Wah! I should have been there!

Brenda Schmidt said...

You should have! It was a dandy!

tracy said...

Excellent! Sounds like it was a blast!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Twas! Well, other than my orchid goof-up. I really should strap on field guides before I leave the house.