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NaBloPoMo Day 11!

Another quick post, while the follow-up to yesterday percolates…

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s been nearly a year since McDoc and I arrived in Detroit. One of the first things we discovered after arriving here was a music festival put on by the Detroit Symphony called 8 Days in June. It was a very exciting and ambitious series, and we’re looking forward to this year’s version.

On of the pieces I’m especially looking forward to hearing is the Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messiaen. For many reasons, but for now I’ll just mention that the piece features an early electronic instrument called the ondes Martenot, which is sort of a cousin to the Theremin. And regular readers might know why that’s of interest to me! 🙂

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One Response

  1. The Redwood Symphony here in the SF Bay Area is doing that piece this spring, too. My friend Mark is using the Marimba Lumina as a stand-in for the ondes Martenot.

    Should be an awesome concert!!

    http://www.redwoodsymphony.org/concerts/2007-08/concert6-2007.html

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