Went to photograph another event on campus today called Evening Hymns. It was a music-projection art combination between a band (apparently called Evening Hymns, although I’m not quite sure), and Sean Frey and his design team.
It was actually quite the performance. The band played a few songs from their record Spectral Dusk – a series of songs that the musician wrote whilst dealing with the pain of losing his father. In the background an… almost shadow puppet show projected live.
I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the music itself though. I am in no way, shape, or form a music expert, but I do listen to pretty much everything – and I find a very distinct line between great music and ones that are just average.
I guess producing sorrowful songs are not easy. There are musicians that I consider great because they somehow have this yearning in their voices; like you know there’s a hint of personal affliction or dreaming, but at the same time they are singing directly to you and you alone.
For this particular band, I just didn’t really feel it. The melodies of all the songs kind of sounded the same to me too. But overall, I still liked it and would probably buy an album if I had money to spare (as opposed to Johnny Cash where I’d buy a vintage album when I have no money to spare).
I’ll be uploading these (and some others) onto my Flickr account perhaps on Friday. The Internet is just too slow at home.