Monday, January 29, 2018 - Hearing Nuance

I’m experimenting with a new Bose speaker I got last Thursday, and it has me thinking about the limitless variables that are involved in what we hear when we listen to music - especially live.  On first glance, you’d think that something either sounds good or it doesn’t, but there’s so much involved in that.  First there’s whether the sound is crisp with clear highs or boomy with an abundance of bass.  But on top of that the music can sound squashed without a lot of variance in volume or vibrant with punchy hair-raising swells and then lulls where you just hear a whisper.  It’s all of this and more that makes music engaging and rich.  Of course you know that I always look for the nth degree of detail in what I do.  But that detail is part of the nuance that makes life meaningful and worthwhile.  So the next time you listen to music, especially live, realize that there is so much that works together to make the music enjoyable, and the nuance in the sound is a big part of that.  

What have I been up to? 

Friday night at Neon Alley Bistro was a really nice group of friends on a beautiful evening.  I so much enjoy the folks, the food, and the atmosphere of the bistro.  Can’t wait ’til next time! 

Saturday was the concert at Deerprint Wine in La Veta, and it was such a great evening!  I love playing in La Veta, and everyone who came out was so genuine and full of life.  I’m hoping to play there again next summer on their neat patio. 

What’s up this week? 

Friday 5-7 I’m playing at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center for their First Friday Opening.  I always enjoy playing amongst the art and fine patrons.  Say “Hi!” if you are there. 

Sunday 7-8ish MDT is my First-Sunday Online Living Room Concert at concertwindow.com/tommunch.  I love doing these concerts from my home.  Please tune in and log in so you can comment and join in the fun. 

That’s it for this week.  I do have some news.  I just confirmed with the Royal Gorge Bridge that I’ll playing Monday and Tuesday afternoons at the Bridge 12:30-4:30 June through August.  I haven’t played regularly at the Bridge for many years, and I’m looking forward to being in the great outdoors and seeing people from all over the world.  So be good to each other and I hope to see you soon! 

Best always, 

Tom 

Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing 
Where:  Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo 719-295-7200 
When:  Friday, February 2, 5-7 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing 
Where:  online at https://www.concertwindow.com/ 
When:  Sunday, February 4, 7-8ish pm MST