Sunday, March 1, 2015

Winter Colors Photo Post

I haven't posted a photo post in a while, so here is a little illustration of what I've been doing recently. When I posted my first photo post in November, it was exactly 12 days before Tom's visit to NYC. I was not expecting the coincidence, but as of today, there are 12 days before I fly out to Colorado to spend spring break with Tom. Strange, the way things happen. 

(Photos taken just outside east Central Park)

These photos were taken during my visit up to Spanish Harlem in search of someone to interview for my oral history project. In my writing class, the entire semester is based off of one project in which we interview one individual and tell his/her story, portray his/her voice. I met a very nice artist at the Taller Boricua gallery who I met with yesterday to interview about his life in Spanish Harlem. We spoke about the cultural and artistic revolutions in New York City--East Harlem in particular--and also discussed gentrification and the consequences of those changes. It was a very enlightening conversation; I haven't decided yet, but I may post the finished project here on MM.

(Photo taken at Peter Norton Symphony Space)

I had the pleasure of attending an NYU Symphony concert on Friday night at the Peter Norton Symphony Space to listen to an array of musicians, animators and composers alike from NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts. The students performed pieces such as Stravinsky's "Firebird" and Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. The performance was spectacular, especially the pianist's portrayal of Rachmaninov's romantic concerto. He played with passion, skill and a vigorous intensity that can only be described as fingers dancing wildly across the keyboard.

(Photo taken on 11th st.)

(Photo taken outside Washington Square Park)

(Photo taken in Taller Boricua gallery space)