martes, 29 de septiembre de 2015

The end of an era

Después de 1492 dias en la Orquesta Sinfónica Estudiantil de la Universidad de Guanajuato, María ha terminado con esa etapa de su vida, o al menos eso parece. Ha llegado el tiempo de buscar nuevos desafios y metas.

Ha sido una etapa que yo disfrute mucho, siendo su fan #1 siempre disfrute de cada concierto que pude acompañarla. Su debut fue el 23 de Agosto del 2010 en el Teatro Juarez, tocando el Huapango de Moncayo.

Desde ese dia vi como fue mejorando como flautista, hasta ser primera flauta. Nunca olvidaré su primer concierto como primera flauta, el 15 de Febrero del 2015 en Irapuato:

La escuché tocar muchas piezas que se convertirían en varias de mis piezas favoritas: El Huapango, el Danzón 2 de Arturo Marquez, El concierto para trompeta de Haydn, la sinfonía 104 de Haydn, Sviridov, Pedro y el lobo, y muchas más. Mi concierto favorito: Cuando tocaron el danzón en el convento en Irapuato el 29 de Septiembre del 2010, y cuando la última vez que tocó Sviridov (¡te luciste!).

Estoy orgulloso de tí María, siempre serás mi flautista favorita y esperaré con ansias cuando vuelvas a tocar en una orquesta. Mientras seguiré disfrutando de tus muchas presentaciones.

miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2015

Music from the past (pt 1)

Music can evoke such strong and vivid memories. We all have songs that take us to very specific periods of our lives. These post will be a compilation of songs (or albums) that remind me of certain days. So this is part I:

Orphanage - All is one
This is the first album I heard from this great band, it is such a perfect album, I love every song to death. The album's lyrics (as the rest of the band's catalogue) talk about how different religions in the middle east are the same and people shouldn't fight over these matters. I listened to this album non stop over the summer break of 2014, I was finishing my master's degree thesis. I had to finish before my advisor went on a sabbatical leave, so I stay for the summer in Guanajuato finishing the thesis. Everybody had left Guanajuato (including my then girlfriend Maria and Coso), I felt really lonely. I spent my days going from home to school and almost nothing else; I remember doing these horrible and really long calculations, proving some difficult propositions. Anyway, I remember the long bus rides listening to this album (specially "A simple man", "All is one", "Brother"). But the song that really touched my soul and still makes feel like that summer is "As I stare at the ocean alone". It made me miss even more Maria and Coso, my favorite lines:

Drowned in the loss of the city
From out of the ashes came hope
I lived in an old dirty building
Just like the one that no one knows

Small room yet here I found shelter
And these walls are a place I call home
Mournful my mornings forever
As I stare at the ocean alone

Forever my wounds to be open
Oh how I wish you were by my side
I'll play and we'll sing this together

These words that letters can't describe

Here you'll find shelter and safety
Through the storm, a heaven will rise
Children will sing and it makes me feel
Embraced by the Mediterranean Sea.