“Music had stirred him like that. Music had troubled him many times. But music was not articulate. It was not a new world, but rather another chaos, that it created in us. Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?”

– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Quite enamored with Boston so far. I haven’t been to Boston downtown yet, but walked around Harvard and MIT. Harvard was uninteresting, but MIT gave me excellent vibes. It seemed fresher, more alive. Frank Gehry architecture and contemporary art. Large tanks of liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen. Excellent kinetic sculptures and holograms. MLM-themed bar and bookstore in the vicinity. Subtle street art. And food — ate at a good café called flour with gender neutral restrooms, quirky art, and a math clock. I like how this area seems so real — cracking pavements, wildflowers growing by the railroad tracks. Young hip aspiring scientists walking around. It is calm, maybe just because it’s a Sunday, but I can feel minds and hearts rumbling.

Spotted in Boston. Also saw communist bar, pet grooming shop, and bookstore.

Spotted in Boston. Also saw communist bar, pet grooming shop, and bookstore.

cuddling with speakers is unspeakably pleasurable

I feel deeply that I have something to say, something to contribute to this world.

What? And how shall I go about doing so?

String Quartet Workshop

Never got a chance to post about this, but I performed Mozart String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K. 575 two weeks ago, and Beethoven Op. 74 “Harp” Quartet in E-flat Major last week. It was a hell of an experience, and I learned a lot. I’m starting to learn Debussy String Quartet in G minor! Such excite. I biked all the way to the Copland Library (Tanglewood music library) just to print out the score, which I have done. 

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