Monday, December 3, 2018 - Sound and Space

I played a concert in the Bell Tower Cultural Center in Florence last Saturday, and it made me think about how sound works in our world. Sound affects everything it touches. On a molecular level it interacts with wood and stone and even our bodies. In an old building like the Bell Tower, which was a Baptist church, the vibrations have altered what began as an acoustic space in wonderful ways. When performing in a space like this it seems that the music I produce excites all these sonic memories and resonances in the building and creates even more sound and emotion. It’s a thrill to play in a space like this where every note is a give-and-take with the space. I play a note with gusto and wait to hear the musical response from the walls and ceiling. It's quite the experience. I know I tend to emphasize the minute details of life, but I find the essence of life in these details.  There is beauty everywhere.  

What have I been up to? 

Saturday’s concert at the Bell Tower in Florence was great fun. I wrote about it in the paragraph above. Such kind and generous folks came out for the evening, and the Christmas spirit was really flowing.  

Sunday my online concert at my brother's house in Taos was a thrill. I had a live audience of friends in the beautiful adobe room, and I think we did the season proud.  

What am I up to this week? 

This week will be the super-busy week for this Christmas season.  I have 5 events. 

Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday I have private Christmas parties for some wonderful folks.  I really enjoy playing at these events, and I expect there will plenty of Christmas cheer to go around.  Maybe I’ll see you at one of them. 

Friday 6-9 I am back at Bistoro for a special evening of holiday friendship and great food.  Joette and Pellumb and the staff really know how to create a festive atmosphere, and I’m looking forward to this evening.  Please come out if you can.  https://www.facebook.com/events/273092440068877/ 

Sunday 5:30-8 I’m in Littleton to play for the Littleton Museum’s Holiday Evening 2018.  If you’re in the Denver area please come out for a fun evening of apple cider, cinnamon, cookies, and hay rides on the beautiful museum grounds.  Bundle up.  I’m outdoors by one of the barns with a big bonfire and loads of holiday fun.  More details on their Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/279510556012949/ 

That’s it for this week.  Be good - Santa’s coming! 

Best always, 

Tom 

Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch  

What:  playing and singing 

Where:  Bistoro, 109 Central Plaza, Pueblo. 719-299-4769 

When:  Friday, December 7, 6-9 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch 

What:  playing and singing for Littleton Museum’s Holiday Evening 2018 

Where:  Littleton Museum, 6028 S Gallup St, Littleton, CO, 303-795-3950 

When:  Sunday, December 9, 5:30-8 pm