I had been reviewing concerts and theater for five years before the pandemic and it had become a pattern of my life. The pace was frenetic – with three or four performances to cover each week and turning in reviews as fast as possible, usually the next morning after a very late evening. In late February 2020 there was a concert I had been asked to review. It was modern music and some of the composers were young musicians from my town whose work I had never heard. I started to find out as much about them and their previous work as I could. The concert was disorganized. The organizer had neglected to copy programs and when I finally received one hot off the photocopier, I saw that the program had changed somewhat. It had billed a performance of Pauline Oliveros' Rock Piece as a Philadelphia premiere. That was blatantly incorrect. First of all, I had already heard this piece twice in Philadelphia. Secondly, I think the piece is totally absurd and dreaded having to endure it. It may have been brilliant when Pauline Oliveros had her original idea and wrote the piece in 1979, but the newness fades after you have heard it once. She instructed performers to hand out two rocks to each member of the audience and ask them to choose a rhythmic pattern and stick to it while their neighbors pick other patterns and do the same. When you experience it the first time, it is fun and slightly challenging to resist copying your neighbor's rhythm. The second time, it feels silly. This was my third time, so I was recalcitrant, but determined not to spoil it for anyone who had not experienced it. The organizer wanted us to fade out our rock beating and allow the following piece to fill in the void. We crashed at the end, several people unsure of how to stop: slow down, fade out, or what? Tap, silence, crash…giggle. Finally, the expert musicians playing the subsequent piece entered the void left by our awkward fishtailing. How could I review that shambles? I wrote: If you have never heard Rock Piece, you might enjoy your first opportunity to beat rocks together, but by the time you are handed rocks again for the next performance, you may sigh like a kindergartner asked to repeat an easy task. I did not challenge his claim that his concert was the Philadelphia premiere as I thought that would have been a bit mean. I did say we did not do a good job of setting up the atmosphere for the commissioned piece that followed: “What happened was a bit of a train wreck as the audience refused to stop clicking their rocks when the commissioned premiere began.” The rest of the concert was great and I reviewed it in positive terms and high praise, but the organizer was furious. He commented: “I suspect Ms. (Reviewer) was the kindergartner who can't take direction in this equation.” He went on to berate my lack of knowledge and competence and added that this is the twenty-first century (ignoring the fact that the piece in question was written in the previous one). His irate words really stung me and felt like an attack of my person rather than of my review. He added biting phrases like “one can only lament the halcyon days when a credible, respectable, reviewer would put in even the smallest effort to inform themselves of the music they were about to hear.” The attack felt so threatening and diminished my self-confidence so severely that I simply stopped writing reviews. It mattered little as there were so few performances after Philadelphia and so many other cities went dark on March 16, 2020. I began to explore other options for writing – delving into other areas relating to music, but in light of historical events rather than live performance. Two years later, I was asked to review a concert with a premiere by another composer commissioned by my aggressive detractor. I accepted, thinking I needed to face the monster once and for all. I looked up everything I could to prepare myself – and that is saying a lot as I spend an excessive amount of time on research before I review a concert. Soon after it was published, I received a forwarded email from my editor. The composer whose piece I had reviewed was delighted with my positive review and asked if I would review a compact disc of his compositions. A feeling of calm fell over me. Anyone might object to how I perceive their music, but that does not mean I should hide from them. It would be more productive for me to embrace their remarks and learn from them. I have taken time to reread my detractor's comments several times recently and I now see that if I want to continue reviewing, I should be prepared for reactions – not outwardly, but inwardly. Now that we are having more performances and I have started to review them again, I feel much stronger than before. I am accepting fewer assignments and spending more time trying to polish the reviews I accept.
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I give this book a 4/4 rating. It was a masterpiece of its own. I love the view it showed. It gave a diffrent feel to how the apocolypse could be. When you see it through the deads eyes, it gives a whole new prespective. It shows that sometimes you have to dig deeper to see the truth that lays beneath the surface. Things are not always what they seem to be. I found no spelling or grammar errors in this book. It had me gripped from the moment i started, until i finished. I highly recommend this book, and would love to read more by this author.
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of The Orb by Tara Basi.] To be honest I'm actually still reading the book. Im over half way through it and haven't found any grammar or spelling issues. Ive been taking my time reading it, as sometimes i have many distractions around me and i don't want to miss any details. The world which this book is based in, is amazing. Its a future where human beliefs are different but very much the same as today, and the past. During the whole story you can see how everyones lives hang on their beliefs, even in this super advanced world. They have head gear, and virtual reality much like we do today, but identity is an issue for one of our main characters. Following her, while she tries to solve the mystery that the second main character gives her role more depth. You see the struggle, and the on going war. Even after all the violence has ended, the one question remains, who hired an AI to kill KiKi? I give this story a 4/4 and highly recommend it for anyone that loves sci-fi. I would love to see more from this author as well. Thank you for allowing me to read your book.
Mystic Reflections is the story of a twelve-year-old who lives in a world where everything is in abundance, and all are equal. Yet, she encounters a problem. Then begins a journey in search of a solution. What can be a problem in a world of perfection? What will be the solution? Who will solve it? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MY88S2R?pf_rd_p=2d1ab404-3b11-4c97-b3db-48081e145e35&pf_rd_r=QZ7E1JVXM97VHPPRVMC0
The Friends by Kazumi Yumoto \u2013 a summer with warm sunshine, verdant garden and beautiful love\u2026\n\n This book is a story about three Japanese schoolboys: chubby Yamashita, \\"four-eyed\\" Kawabe, and bean-pole Kiyama, the narrator. After the death of Yamashita's grandmother, all of them usually are fascinated by the world of ghosts, curious about the death of human, and intrigued at the question: \\"What do people look like when they die?\u201D. With these naive thoughts, they have a big decision: spying on an unkempt old man that \u201Cwill probably drop dead soon\u201D to catch him at the point of his demise.\n\n Oddly, things don't work out as the old man, who seems to have plenty of energy, discovers that he is being watched. He varies his daily routine to solicit the boys' help in doing housekeeping chores. Day after day, the relationship between them changes. They help him hang his laundry, weed his yard, repair his house, and plant flowers. In return, the old man shares watermelons, strawberry, listens to the boys, tells them about his participation in a wartime massacre. He teaches the kids all the good things they need to learn and shows them the value of a beautiful life. \n\n During the course of their friendship with the old man, Yamashita, Kawabe and Kiyama learn how to cope with their fears and accept the inevitable. Kiyama becomes stronger and gets into the \u201Cfirst big fight\u201D of his life. Wakabe feels more confident to say about his desire to live with his father. Yamashita stops being ashamed of the dream of setting up his fish shop. And above all, they bring the old man wonderful priceless joys until he passes away quietly and leaves them \u201Ca friend in the next world\u201D\u2026\n\n At the funeral ritual, upon seeing the bits of the old man's bones, they reflect on the lessons that the old man had taught them. They are so lucky to be able to hold vivid and endearing memories of him. His house is filled with the aroma of the flower they planted. This subtle aroma is a heartfelt goodbye of the reality for the old man. In the passage of time and nature, a beautiful summer is coming to an end, a great person is saying goodbye to the world, but such precious lessons about love, hope and friendship are left and remain forever\u2026\n\n I believe people coming to this book and enjoying the words are engrossed with this attractive story. It is so exciting and touching that I could not do anything except turning pages after pages. And when I finished it, I realized deeply in my heart, there is profound sorrow. The death is truly the saddest thing in the whole universe. I want to hold all these characters in my arms and tell them how special they are and how much I love them. \n\n \u201CJust breathing is not living!\u201D - Heartbeats and breathe are just signs of human existence. Living means being enthusiastic and sharing love with each other. Life is a significant journey which has both tiring difficulties and amazing happiness. Just stopping breathing is not dying. The death always comes with an extremely expensive cost because the dead leave the living a deep hurt that nothing can heal\u2026\n\n When closing this book, everyone has their own thoughts and feelings. \u201CThe Friends\u201D by Kazumi Yomoto makes me love my life and people around me much more. It is a great motivation for me to be stronger to face troubles I have and to be more passionate to enjoy my beautiful life.
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