My favorite memory of a live music event is when I was playing with my group Girlnoise back in Ann Arbor at a local shop, Argus Farm Stop, in the greenhouse late summer. We played our friend's piece, stones from lake superior (by Nadine Dyskant-Miller). The first movement opens with a peaceful line given by the cello, followed by violin. Gradually harmonicas join, building to a powerful peak felt in every part of the space but fades away to the second movement. My partner and I were playing the harmonica parts. The blend of the strings, harmonicas and the sounds of the late summer insects heard through the open doors and windows created a beautiful wash of sound and sense of being and awareness that I will never forget.
Mary Fortino