9/29/08

A Sexy Baton

I have nothing “critical” to say about the latest Richard Scheinen simile; it’s stupendously inventive, to say the least. But, I have no idea what it means.

There's rhythmic acuity in Dunner's conducting, as well as a general clarity to his gestures.

Obviously, that’s not the simile, but it sets it up. Symphony Silicon Valley conductor Leslie Dunner apparently did very well, because...

His baton seems to wipe away musical fog, like a wiper clearing mist off a windshield.

Sexy.
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4 comments:

Sator Arepo said...

I have no idea what that means. I don't know if what he wrote means anything.

Jeebus, if there's anything about which we can come to a consensus, it must be "musical fog".

Strini said...

I just hate it when the musical fog turns out to be on the INSIDE.
The baton-wipers aren't worth a damn for that.
You have to wait for the podium engine to warm up and the fan to clear the fog. And once you have that little place at the bottom clear, you can't resist pushing on, even though you can't even SEE the damned timpani. Then -- BANG! -- you crash right into the viola section. Then the whole audience is pissed off because they think you're foisting Schoenberg on them when you said you'd be playing Mozart.
Jeez, I HATE IT when that happens. -- Strini

Sator Arepo said...

LOL Strini. Clearly, everyone hates Schoenberg (except me and E).

cereal_music said...

LMAO, Strini!