The trash trucks creak and groan … the car alarms blare … the coffee pot beeps … the shop doors open … the ceiling fan whirrs … and the cars roll by … these are the sounds I awake to … the city sounds … the morning in D.C. sounds … the sound of music.
There is a rhythm and a melody to all of these sounds, to any sounds, really … the people playing tennis, as their rackets meet the tennis balls, the thwack of that sound … footsteps of the jogger … there is a percussion to them all … and a pitch.
Truly, everything has a pitch … the doorbell … the excited conversations of the little kids being walked to school …the water running through the pipes of my apartment building … the sound of the text arriving on the phone … the mysterious language of birds … the chirp of the crickets at night … an owl in the distance …
If you listen, carefully, everything around us creates a natural symphony of sound … an organic underscore to our day, and our evenings … even in the quietest moments there is something, some movement from somewhere, that can be noticed and is adding even the subtlest texture to our moment.
The city … the country … the suburb … the woods … the dead of night and the cacophony of morning … all are alive, with the sound of music.
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Upcoming Live Performances
My performance schedule changes dynamically, as I book additional “gigs.” Right now, at the time of this post, you can see me entertaining over the next few weeks at the dates, times, and places listed below. To see my most up-to-date schedule, visit my website.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Busboys & Poets (625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, DC 20017)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Amphora Diner Deluxe (1151 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170)
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201)
Friday, July 14, 2017
Georgetown Piano Bar (3287 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007)
Saturday, July 15, 2017
MGM Grand (101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD 20745)