I am sitting, 8:15 on a Monday and already 45 minutes, we the people, our council, maybe my dinner, behind schedule.
At 8 p.m. moved closer to 8:30, I will, in 3 minutes, try to say this:
(about my free concert, by Earthwise Productions, this Saturday at Lytton Plaza)
This Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 1 p.m., my company Earthwise Productions, is hosting a free concert at Lytton Plaza, featuring Taylor Ho Bynum t a y l o r h o b y n u m, a trumpet player, cornet, and his special guest Ben Goldberg, a Bay Area based clarinet player.
This will be jazz music, and improvised, some Jimmy Giuffre, and Ornette Coleman, plus works of their own — they are composers, and total improvisation.
Of note is that Taylor Ho Bynum is actually biking to his concert from San Francisco, and then continuing on, to Henry Cowell Park, near Santa Cruz.
He is actually a biking enthusiast, and is biking from Vancouver Canada to Los Angeles and playing 8 gigs along the way, doing a century each day, 100 miles.
He is in Arcata today, 13 days into his ride, and plays Los Angeles with anthony Braxton trio in LA seven days after us.
I had read of his tour, and his Sept 19 show in SF and asked if you would route thru Palo Alto to play for us.
Earthwise was founded in 1994, as a spin off of Bay Area Action Earth Day, and has produced more than 200 shows in Palo Alto, in 20 years.
This is about the sixth or seventh event Earthwise has produced at Lytton Plaza, all free, featuring nationally and internationally known performers.
Citizens are invited to bike to the event and we are hoping to induce Taylor Ho Bynum to exit Palo Alto post-concert via Bryant Street the Ellen Fletcher Bike Boulevard and we hope the effects wil be a group ride thru the six miles of Palo alto bike path, before he and his support team head west over the Foothills towards Henry Cowell Park.
Taylor Ho Bynum , free concert at Lytton Plaza this Saturday from 1 to 2. Bring your bikes.
I have no idea if there will be five or 50 people there — but I encourage you all to attend. Our backup location might be the historic train station, or the foyer of Stanford Theatre or maybe in front of the Greg Brown mural on Bryant at University, but the vibe will start at Lytton Plaza — its’ a bit of an experimental event, which fits with the music per se. It’s Earthwise, which means moves with or like the earth, natural systems, not mechanistic or industrial. It flows.
He’s doing 15 shows in a bit more than a month, biking from Vancouver to Tijuana.
I may fight the buzzer (at 3 min) with this, or exeunt while still reading:
I see the entire trip as a kind of composition. Like all my music, it looks to combine the predetermined, indeterminate, improvised, intuitive and structured into an organic whole. The endeavor is an act of composition, a performance art piece, a philosophical statement, a celebration of musical community, and an exercise in extreme physicality. For me, there are clear analogies between choosing to travel by bike and choosing to pursue a career in creative music: the trip may be slower and more arduous, but it is ultimately more rewarding in its acoustic pleasures and unexpected delights.
this is 548 words so in theory I can do this inn 3