Taking a break from practice this morning, I was organizing my desk when I came across my notes form Phillipe Petite's Creativity: The Perfect Crime. Interesting character who does high wire walks outdoors. One nugget I wrote down is territory is a three dimensional detail. This holds true for a stage also. As I'll be on one this coming Sunday night 4/12/15 at the Electric Maid beginning at 7pm, Petite got me thinking about the details. Shall I perform standing or seated. Both have their advantages and disadvantages for me. What best serves the music is the question I must consider. I have more freedom in my body when I stand & play, but for a 40 minute set my focus is better seated. When I stand I sometimes I move into positions that compromise my playing, yet when I sit I stiffen. Both could be an option, but would require a different set of details to be worked out.
Besides having some new material for this show I'll be joined by Naan Violence (www.youtube.com/
Overall a great night of music. Come on out, support the artists and support the Electric Maid. A bit about the Electric Maid - this is neither a bar nor a restaurant. Just a nice space to come out & hear live music. Let's help to keep the doors open of this one of a kind venue located mere steps from the Takoma Park Metro Station.