About me

I am an active composer and organizer of music events. I share a monthly Music as Meditation concert with listeners and fellow musicians and I organize several concerts of new music each year. I use this blog to tell people about my musical endeavors.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Syzygy--The Fourth Dimension

     Along with my regular Syzygy partners Mary Edes and Dana Cunningham, I have lately been contemplating time. Our next show, scheduled for the auspicious date of Wednesday, December 21, at 7:00 PM at Salyards Center for the Arts on Main Street in Conway Village to reflect on the nature of time. We regulars will be joined by Jed Wilson, cast as the immortal man.
     What is time, anyway? How does it impinge on us? How does it order our lives? Why does our experience of it vary? How do we find it? How do we lose it? How do we save it? These questions and more inchoate ones have inspired vignettes, musical selections, and poems. It's about time. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 for students.
     The Syzygy performance series takes its name from a term denoting the alignment of three or more celestial bodies in a straight line. Used in the fields of astrology, philosophy, psychology, mathematics, biology, and even poetry, syzygy denotes the coming together of disparate parts—however briefly—to form some new thing. The shows seek to use art to create a new and meaningful (if not entirely serious) experience. For more information about this show or about the series, ask Ellen at ellen.m.schwindt@gmail.com.