Bach, Boston, Urban

Open air is the way to go: “Part Deux”

If you live in Boston, you would know that today, Sunday June 15th we had a BEAUTIFUL sunny day with clear blue skies so when Simone and I met I couldn’t resist asking if she would like us to do our performances today in the street instead of the subway and I’m glad she agreed

Our first objective was the ever pleasant Boston Common

When we got there we found a great spot right under a tree, not too shady, not too sunny and with a lot of pedestrian traffic.

Do we look happy?

Do we look happy?

Yes, we do!

Yes, we do!

Probably today was the day we have gotten the most attention of our entire project, we had a cellist asking us about our project and telling us how he also plays the inventions sometimes with his daughter who is an oboist, a family of tourists (that I’m pretty sure were Colombian but silly me didn’t dare to ask) and finally, there was this guy with a camera taking pictures of us so when he was going away I asked him if he could send me one of the pics he took of us, to which he replied: sure! do you want me to take some extra ones for you guys?

Uhm… let me think: YEAH!

Meet Daniel Koenig, photographer/videographer extraordinaire (if you like his work, contact him at daniel@power10films.com)

Meet Daniel Koenig, photographer/videographer extraordinaire (if you like his work and would like to hire him, contact him at daniel@power10films.com)

Here’s a link to Daniel’s complete “photo session” of us (click on the photo to see the whole set):

And here’s the video he recorded of us (make sure to set it up in 1080p HD so you can watch it in all its glory!)

All in all, Boston Common was great!

After that we moved to a place I’ve been wanting to play ever since we started this but was sort of intimidated by it, but having in mind that we already had been kicked out of a station I thought that it wouldn’t be the worst if they kick us out of a park so Copley Square, here we go

Copley is just a beautiful place and with this great day, it was only better so we just needed a perfect spot…

How about... here?

How about… here?

Luckily we didn’t get kicked out or arrested and we even got one of the nicest compliments here: “such a beautiful music… it goes along so well with this beautiful day… thank you!”

Day objective: achieved

That background suits us nicely!

That background suits us nicely!

For now that’s all the day recap we have and we’re very excited because tomorrow aside from performing in the morning at Haymarket station (10 am, if you are around, come by), we will go to the Eliot School in the North End to do a class with a K-2 group and we’re very excited because working with kids is the best!

You don’t believe me?

Ok, let me convince you with a story… today after we were done playing, a kid came up to us and the following conversation ensued:

Kid: do you guys do magic also?

We: sorry, no, we don’t

Kid: oh, it’s a shame, that would be awesome, imagine if you played and do magic everybody would throw 10 dollars bills at you like crazy!

The kid’s gotta point, doesn’t he?

Good night friends and remember: July 2nd, 7:30 pm, Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music of Bard College (27 Garden St. Cambridge MA 02138) FREE admission!

Come one, come all!

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