It’s been a hot minute since the last video post, but this one is just in time for Mid-Autumn Festival. If you are in the mood for admiring a lantern festival and happen to be in the Montreal area, look no further than this year’s Garden of Lights, on now until October 31, 2018!
I’ve visited this display for the second year this year, and thought I would share my experience for those of you who are wondering if it’s worth it or can’t make it in person. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone!
Hi friends, my first ever YouTube video is up! In this Montreal travel and food guide, I take you to Parc Écopêche, a nature retreat where you can fish without a permit (gear included), just 30 minutes outside of the city. The most exciting thing about this video is that all my adventures are accompanied by original music that my friend Changhee Lee and I have composed and performed!
It’s our first video, so any comments are appreciated. If you like what you see, please be sure to give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. Thanks for your support!
- “Good Morning, Good Day” by Carol Xiong
- “Fish Pond” by Changhee Lee
- “Chill ‘n Grill” by Changhee Lee
Welcome to the first episode of Connect the Dots! This is a series where I connect the dots between three seemingly disparate art pieces (one each from the realms of visual art, music, and literature) that are linked by their shared poetic impression. New episodes are published every Wednesday at 8pm (EST). If you haven’t already, hit subscribe at the bottom of the page to get new posts delivered straight to your inbox.
Today, the 3 works in focus are:
1. “Bath” from Spring Day by Amy Lowell. Published in 1916 America, “Bath” is a prime example of imagist poetry, which emphasizes clear and simple language that captures reality in its true, unadorned essence. For copyright reasons, read it here.
2. A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. This painting, from 1884-1886 France, is one of the largest and most famous examples of pointillism.
Housed at the Art Institute of Chicago, the enormous painting measures 2 by 3 meters. Here it is, via Wikimedia Commons:
3. “Comodo” from Vision fugitives (Op. 22) by Sergei Prokofiev. Composed in 1915-1917 Russia, “Comodo” (sometimes spelled as “commodo”) is one of the twenty short piano pieces, or “visions,” that make up Visions fugitives. Lasting no more than two minutes each, each vision paints entire worlds of coloristic impression.
Here is a beautiful recording by the great Russian pianist, Boris Berman, via YouTube (“Comodo” is at the 7:27-8:45 minute mark).
Connections abound between this trio of works. Let’s get right into it… Continue reading “CONNECT THE DOTS #1: “A WALK IN THE PARK””
CONNECT THE DOTS is a new series where I will be connecting the dots between three seemingly disparate art pieces (one each from the realms of music, visual art, and literature) that are linked not by their similarity in style or mutual proximity in history, but rather, their shared poetic impression. The connections are meant to be unexpected, but once revealed, unforgettable.
My hope is that through these explorations, we may:
- discover pieces of art that are outside of our usual spheres of expertise,
- revisit familiar works with newly washed eyes, and most importantly,
- build a sensitivity to the poetic connections between all fields and disciplines.
After all, the ability to connect anything to everything is at the root of all creative endeavor.