Many people I talk to have what they consider to be a boring job, but they also have a passion of some kind, whether it’s singing, comedy, making movies, dance, entrepreneurship, or whatever. At the same time, they’ll tell me that they want to pursue their other passion, but they don’t have time to do so. I would have to disagree.
The average American watches over 30 hours of television a week. Also, on Friday night, there’s tremendous societal pressure to go out and party and drink, because that’s what everyone else is doing. Then they are hung over Saturday, and not really able to do anything worthwhile, then they rinse and repeat Saturday night and then they are hung over Sunday, and barely struggle in to work Monday morning.
If they could cut out the television, the partying, and the drinking, well, I’ve just found them 60 hours a week!
We’re seeking a super intern for the fall semester! Learn what it takes to be part of a growing, dynamic music ensemble. Because NCP is a boutique organization, our intern will do more than simply go on coffee runs and Tweet. The NCP intern (yes intern, singular…we only work with one!) will be a valuable part of our team. The deadline to apply is August 18. Find out more about what we’re looking for here.
On my second day in the new town, I went to Best Buy to buy a telephone. In the store, I asked a salesperson, “Do you have old fashioned telephones as opposed to cellular phones?” He knew exactly what I meant and pointed me in the right direction.
We applied to NYSCA for the first time and even got our application in a day early before it was officially due! It was an intense, grueling process and we’re celebrating with a Dirty NYSCAtini. Here’s the recipe, brought to you by our clarinetist Isabel Kim. Photo by Glenn Cornett.
-2 1/2 shots of gin -1/8 shot of extra dry vermouth -½ shot of sweat and tears (proportions vary depending on individual)
1. Submit your NYSCA application. 2. Sigh in relief and say, “I need a drink.” 3. No need to shower. Stay in your sweatpants. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. 4. Add more sweat/tears to taste if you like it extra dirty. 5. Garnish with olives or squeeze out a few more tears if you can.
“Having Trevor and the musicians in rehearsals tempers my intuitive habits and calls me to consider how the body changes when an instrument is involved, and it has made me treasure accuracy. Its rare to have hard work and inspiration in equal measure, but when the musicians are present, I’m fed a constant stream of ideas about movement , space and structure that wouldn’t exist if I were working with a music recording. Its been a kind of creative rewiring of circuits for me.”—Barbie Diewald, Choreographer, TrioDance Collective
“Potential Energies has become the part of my life where I get to return to my roots - usually between the hours of 6 and 9pm! I grew up on classical and modern music and this has been my chance to rekindle that fire. It’s a very similar story to what we are trying to tell with this modern ballet and I think it’s something the creative team and performers can all identify with. This is our chance to do something.”—Trevor Gureckis, Composer