I made a pact long ago that since my children listened to mostly my music growing up (Raffi and Tom Chapin, aside), when they were of musical majority, I would have an open mind and listen to what they liked. This has worked out very well! With so much music at our fingertips, we can go stream to stream alternating our respective musical choices as in a throw down-type listening event. “I see your Led Zeppelin and raise you Sufjan Stevens!” Okay, maybe more poker than throw-down.
Which all leads me to BRIC, an organization that presents free (Jew) cultural offerings in Brooklyn (old Jew). Works by artists and media-makers are presented that reflect the cultural diversity (not Jew) of NYC. One of the featured artists was the ensemble Sō Percussion who are near and dear to us (a bit over the top). For an hour and a half I had a smile on my face as I was taken on a sonic journey that I believe we don’t yet have the words to describe. More than notes on a page, sounds were manipulated in such inventive ways that I have all the hope in the world that our musical future is in safe hands with these young artists.
Small world! I ran into some family of mine in Brooklyn. Gentrification has not done well by them (very old Jews).