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Posted by Matthew Reis at 8:58PM   |  2 comments
FLEFF: A Different Environment

Blog was written by Matthew R. Reis, Cinema & Photography Major with an Art History Minor, '13, FLEFF intern, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Live from Hockett Recital Hall!

This is a piano driven performance. The musicians Jairo Geronymo and Deborah Martin are playing in tandem and are seated across from each other. Their simultaneous performances are resulting in expressive dual melodies. These melodies are reverberating throughout the hall. What I am witnessing is best described as a cacophonous rush paired with a hyperactive children's lullaby.

My ears are starting to be lulled to sleep. But, the calming sensation is suddenly overturned. Paving the way is a completely different aural experience. The pleasant sleepiness I felt is being pushed away in favor of a loud, scintillating banging. The keys on each of the two Steinway pianos are being struck with the utmost precision.

This isn't bad noise it's welcome noise — aka — music.

Now baritone singer Brad Hougham strides graciously onto the stage. After a few moments he starts to sing. Brad's voice carries across the chamber and is a nice contrast to the pianists next to him. His voice is rich and his experience shines through. I like that he knows not to fight the sounds being emitted right next to him. He weaves his full, luscious vocals with, not against, Jairo and Deborah's play.

Stay tuned for more from "The Checkpoints Concert" in a short while.


Exquisite details and in the moment writing Matt! I immensely enjoy reading your blogs! Also, thank you for informing people of my blog posting about the concert as well on your Facebook page, I appreciate it!

Thanks for the kind words Kelsey. I'm glad you like what I have to say. Your postings are terrific as well and I will do my best to keep promoting your work. Cheers!

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