I regret to inform you that the originally scheduled Sunday event:
"The Place Where You Go To Listen" has had to be rescheduled.
Instead, please join me and the After Everything Orchestra for
a concert on Friday evening, September 9, 2016, at 6 pm at
the Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco.
“I thought on the train how utterly we have forsaken the Earth, in the sense of excluding it from our thoughts. There are but few who consider its physical hugeness, its rough enormity. It is still a disparate monstrosity, full of solitudes & barrens & wilds. It still dwarfs & terrifies & crushes. The rivers still roar, the mountains still crash, the winds still shatter. Man is an affair of cities. His gardens & orchards & fields are mere scrapings. Somehow, however, he has managed to shut out the face of the giant from his windows. But the giant is there, nevertheless.”
I am sorry for those of you who were intending on coming to the Sunday event. I will spend my time and energy making Friday night the most amazing experience that I can.
I'm sad that I won't get to share Toru Takemitsu, Anna Clyne, or John Luther Adams with you for this concert, but I am certain that the music on Friday evening will be enjoyable, empowering, and satisfying. I will be sending out brief discussions of the four pieces we will be doing over this next week.
Wishing you the best of everything, always–
Matthew Cmiel & After Everything