interview to start the night

Either my French comprehension has improved significantly since the Paris Mitridate, or Patricia Petibon’s way of speaking is text-book model for developing French-listening comprehension skill.. but, yes, ❤ her description of interest in exploring the arts , taking risk and not just “singing beautifully”, examining the role vocally, physically, choice of rep..

Actually there are several of her interviews i really love… including this one (her hair!! and glasses 🙂 ), on how getting children exposed early to music/arts is the best way to generate interest in opera art form, as well as what it means to have a “good” mise-en-scène.

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gif tuesday

musical phrasing

Musical phrasing; click on image for the delightful gif version

Original source.


I have very few gif ideas (so far, only 3: one last month, this and 1 more which was in my head the entire time i was in London also last month…) . It’s still Tuesday here, but whichever day you’re on, hope you enjoy the visualization of musical phrasing :-). And i’ve now learned how to create gif using ffmpeg instead of some commercial upload crap.. so no more image-size limit, and _the shirt_ gif last month should get a face lift soon! Also, as much as i enjoy this one, i’m disabling it/all-of-them myself as I find them very distracting.. so how about a new approach: click on the image to go to the home-made gif! this way it doesn’t play automatically and I/we don’t have to try to block it!