Evening Event: wonderful Jon Anderson solo show at Benaroya Hall this evening with Regina, Paul, and Tula. Some strong chills were flying up and down my spine, especially during the piano rendition of 'Close to the Edge' - yes, that's right. Hard to believe without hearing/seeing it, but it was stunning and opened a long and timeless moment for me that connected me directly back to 1978 and the first time I heard 'Close to the Edge.'
Then, a brief face to face "hello" after the show and acknowledgement that he had received Night Wall and Fly By package the week before. He's on a brief West Coast tour, then off to Japan in April and back to premier his symphony with the CGT in May.
Might be worth a road trip down for the premier? I hope a collaboration is possible later this year as we discussed last.
This evening was a sort of an extended 'present moment' that also brought me back to Herni's mother's 'piano room' in Buenos Aires, 1995 during the day that we (Possible Productions) hosted Steve Howe to kick off his tour of Argentina -- Steve had afternoon tea with Herni and I and at one point he sat down at the piano and gently banged out the "I get up, I get down" chords out on Herni's mother's piano. That was also an interesting moment of "intense awakeness" for me.
Thinking of Fernando Samalea in all of this as well, wishing he were here.
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