Friday, December 19, 2014

December 21 Energy, Mass and C

Einstein laid the groundwork for the standard model. It still holds, though models are a sticky wicket. For a lovely exposition, see the film Particle Fever.

The standard model runs the sun, which makes our life. And the Solstice celebrates our relationship with the sun in its cycle.

M.A.S.S. X celebrates Solstice with musical explorations by Michael Stirling + Matt Carlson + Doug Theriault, Fountainsun (Daniel Higgs + Fumie Ishii) and Douglas Mcgowan. Recommended. At Alberta Abbey 126 NE Alberta 8PM-11 Donation

Today is also the Worldwide Celebration of In C.

Composer and musician Terry Riley wrote the work in 1964. It is the first minimalist music work, though it has innumerable preceding influences. Today In C will be performed throughout the world, and streamed live to the Worldwide In C website. It will also be performed live at the Waypost at 7PM.

By coincidence, Portland musician Michael Stirling, performing M.A.S.S. tonight, has studied extensively with Riley and Riley's teacher, Pandit Pran Nath.

Worldwide Celebration of In C All day. Free