Writings about Music
I like these thoughts. There is a lot of wisdom here. The scene from the film Green Card, whereupon a French composer improvises a sad poem following his thunderously discordant piano performance for a gathering that donates plants to poor New York neighborhoods, comes to mind:
Once I heard the sound of the wind in the trees,
Next door, they cut down what was likely the largest Banyan Tree in Los Angeles County in the process of building a new structure. That giant plant was easily over 100 years old, and I still feel its presence when standing on the pavement grey of the driveway, recalling the undulating ocean of soaring leaves caressed by daylight and evening breezes with a soft, shimmering music truly divine.
These are some compositions of mine related to trees: Forest Regions, Giant Leaves, Moonlit Palms, Trance in Bamboo, Dragon Pine, Jacaranda, Dancing Trees, Haunted Trees, Yucca Tree, Fresh Leaves and The Forest. I had no idea there were so many until this subject came up. There are likely more - I stopped counting!
- Michael Robinson, February 2017, Los Angeles
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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).