FROM PETER: Ram Dass was living his truth of “Be Here, Now” in the late ’60’s and the idea is still a great way to live life.
My Rendezvous in Realtime is inspired by that and hopes to take the listener on a journey from the state of mind that Everything Is Music, past the barrier in which we are Coded By Culture, and into the bliss state where possibly we have the freedom to dance like Tom O’Shea.
That last sentence is a mouthful and pretty cosmic and it was an attempt to include the names of each of the three movements. The first two names make sense but the title of the last movement, “Dancing Tom O’Shea” requires a little backstory.
Every year at our annual Del Mar Christmas Eve concert you might have noticed this fellow dancing to our music. Even if we’re playing bebop this dude dances and has a beautiful sense of freedom to his moves. That’s Tom O’Shea! Where he really amps it up is dancing to Celtic music and one year we had an Irish reel up our sleeves and it turned into an epic moment with Tom O’Shea gliding through the crowd.
I named the third movement after him. As far as I can tell he’s perfected the art of rendezvousing in realtime.
This week I am presenting the entire program from “Rendezvous in Realtime” that we performed on January 17th, 2020 @ The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Enjoy!
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