performance of e with the metropole orkest at paradiso...
phenomenal? powerful? overwhelming?
those terms don't even come close to describing it.
the audience was stunned, as was I.
following the closing dynamic chord of e
there was a split second of shared amazement
followed by a huge surge of energy screamingshoutingwhistling
which nearly lifted the paradiso off its foundation.
pardon my french but the orchestra was fucking phenomenal!!
the sound was hugely powerful
and utterly delicate
aggressive and chaotic
and perfectly precise.
emotionally I was so overwhelmed
more than once I nearly burst into tears.
joyful tears, the best kind.
so perhaps those words are fitting.
I know this much: it was unlike anything
I have ever experienced before.
today, our day off between performing
and 5 days of mixing
I'm walking on air through the streets of amsterdam,
still in shock.
I can't wait to share this with those of you
who weren't able to be there.