I don’t subscribe to the Victoria Times-Colonist, so I am not absolutely 100% sure that this is the right article to link to, but my sister, who studies music at the University of Victoria, tells me one of her performances has just been reviewed in a newspaper for the first time ever. The pertinent paragraph, from a review of a concert last Friday night, runs like so:
Two pieces by John Cage — Bacchanale for prepared piano and Ophelia for unprepared (if that is the word) piano — were both played with considerable rhythmic vitality and élan by Michelle Chattaway. Just as the former was ending, a cellphone rang in the audience. Cage would have approved.
Deanna and I happened to sit in on one of Michelle’s practice sessions on the last day of our honeymoon, so it’s pretty cool to think we saw history in the making there!
JUL 23 UPDATE: You can now download mp3s of my sister’s performances here.