Cool Grey City
“Cool Grey City” is a concert series I'm working on with Nomad Session, a San Francisco-based wind octet I'm in residence with this year. The project features live video projections using Max 7. It focuses on the intersection of music and hidden spaces of San Francisco and will be featured in three separate performances throughout the year.
There is a reason the phrase, "I left my heart in San Francisco", exists. Sure - cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf and tiny squares of Ghirardelli Chocolate are all delightful - but are they the reason so many people quote this phrase? What about San Francisco's tucked away stair cases, community gardens, block sized patches of green and that one "quiet spot" with a great view that only a local can lead you to? These are the hidden spaces we are interested in and we believe that there is something more magical waiting to be discovered amidst all the fog.
I would like to, above all else, give the audience a sense of wanderlust. I want people to feel the urge to explore and discover places that are altogether overlooked. We are all so accustomed to online reviews, yelp, and social media that we tend to all go and do the same things rather than carve out our own experiences and find places that nobody ever tells us to visit. It's the thrill of being an explorer.
Cool Grey City: Part 2 March 24, 7:30 p.m. Location TBD
Cool Grey City: Part 3 May 18, 7:30 p.m. Location TBD
More info: nomadsession.org/cool-grey-city