I got on the schedule! Thats what mattered most to me. Back in December 2017 I read about an open call for drummers to perform in the art exhibit coming toThe Ringling Museum in Sarasota Fl. In August 2018. Created by Ezra Masch and curated by Sonja Shea.
The following three links to view my performance are below:
Out take 3 minute drum DRUM SOLO on YouTube????
View this post on Instagram
Link to video in the description 🔗 #volumes #art #exhibit #lighted #drumset @ezramasch thanks for letting us play drums with your lights. #dopeaf #gopro #startedfromthebottom #nowwehere #ijustwannaplay #drums @johnnyrabbdrumsticks @dreamcymbals @aquariandrumheads @femaledrummers
The back story…
I responded initially and again after the first response back. But then I didnt follow through anymore. I let the ball drop because of depression. January was a difficult month for me, it was touch and go. But I made it. I started with the babyist of baby steps and now 7 months later, I have so many new friends, new opportunities and fun times ahead. It’s pretty incredible how fast you can turn things around if you force your hand. Or are handed the force. Either one will do in this case.
Well, back to volumes…lol
In August, I saw several of my friends had multiple performances each coming up on the schedule, I thought maaaaybe someone might want to give one up. Nope. No one did. And that’s ok I cant really blame them.?♀️ Anyhow, that was just the catalyst to get my own spot to perform. I wasnt listed on the schedule nor my name on the etched plaque outside the exhibit. I didnt get to meet the artist in residence either. I missed out on those opportunities. I am mindful about the lesson here.
But, I made it to the set ???
August 28th 2018 at 3pm I lit those lights like fire. It was exhilarating and mind blowing. I want to play that set again someday. It’s kinda like the feeling you would get climbing on a carillon or a giant pipe organ you’d find in an old catholic church. And then get to perform on it. So cool. Simply amazing. Thank you, I am humbled i was able to be a part of this.
– sandi and #mambotheboxer ?