Category Archives: Music

Miles in memories

Miles Davis died 29 years ago this week. This morning his son and nephew were talking about growing up with him on “q”. He was obsessed with music, always playing, even when listening to the radio or watching TV. Davis’ … Continue reading

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Memories of a rock concert

    When I was nine months pregnant with my second child, living in Manhattan, just before Christmas in 1967, I went to a concert by a favourite underground rock group called The Fugs. The band was formed in 1964 … Continue reading

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Hamilton and me

After eight packed days in Ottawa, I came here to NYC for some rest and entertainment. Last night I went to see a Broadway play: Hamilton. It is pertinent, a message for today. And it is fun, good music, great … Continue reading

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“A beautiful trip”

Yesterday (or maybe the day before, all days running into each other recently) I heard an awesome interview on q (CBC radio arts program) by Tom Power with Sonny Rollins. First, I love jazz and love listening to jazz musicians … Continue reading

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Amazing

On April 30, Jacinte Armstrong, dancer, Sageev Oore, composer and pianist and Nick Halley, percussion, danced and made music in dialogue with my paintings. It was amazing! Hardly a dry eye in the audience. It felt like they were inside … Continue reading

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The necessity of art

Yesterday morning, Steve Reich was talking about his music on CBC radio program q.  One powerful comment he made, loosely quoted, was that you, as the maker, need to be sure you have that emotional investment in what you do or … Continue reading

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A night on the town

IMG_3939, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Last Saturday evening I went to see Jenn Grant sing with her new group, Aqua Alta, at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax. I haven’t been going out much at night lately. Partly the weather–cold/ice/snow–partly because … Continue reading

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Magic

P1040769, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Sunday morning, Michael Enright, on the Sunday Edition (one of my favorite programs! favorite moderator) interviewed Petula Clark. At 82 she is one of the most impressive women. Besides having a clear, strong singing voice … Continue reading

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Burn Water

Blue skies from now, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Sunday evening I went to a concert/dance performance that was on the grounds of the sculptor/blacksmith, John Little. As musicians played Little’s musical sculptures, dancers performed in the open spaces of the … Continue reading

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Last week was a blast

Besides cleaning up the mess from painting my walls, cleaning my studio, weeding and planting in the garden, I went to two great jazz concerts. The first was Monday night, Lee Konick, an 86 year old musician with lots of … Continue reading

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