April 30, 2005 5:46 PM
I sang to the point of depletion last night. As is the case when this happens (and it is in rare instances when I experience *total* depletion) , I felt the eyes of Maria Callas and Janis Joplin upon me as they held me within their gaze. It may sound strange, but to me it is the natural consequence of using all of your body as a vehicle for vocalization. We utilized last night’s performance as a process piece towards the first “formal” actualized show 19 May in D.C. The audience got a glimpse last night into the work involved towards putting together a show. It was good to have friends in the audience. Seeing them felt like receiving a gift.