What's Up Wednesday - Star Trek: 2014 Fangirl Edition!
What I'm Reading
Still Rivers of London. I've been very distracted.
What I'm Writing
Violin!Story is up to 34k :D I didn't take my laptop to London, so I was writing when I had the time in my little notebook... Not sure I'll pull off another 27k between now and next week, but we'll see ;)
What Else I'm Up To
STAR TREK. My in-depth review of Star Trek In Concert, with photos, is here, but suffice to say I had the most wonderful music experience of my entire life. Wow. I had chills both nights. There is something so powerful about experiencing a film that way. I loved it when the audience all cheered, because how could you not when an orchestra performs music as epic as Michael Giacchino's live? They must've been exhausted! And, ohmigosh, all those moments from both films. You know, THAT BIT at the start of Star Trek and then THE BIT in the second one with you know who and then THAT OTHER BIT near the end... O_O I still get emotional just remembering the experience. Oh and JJ ABRAMS SHOWED UP.
It's hard to pick a highlight, but hearing Ode to Harrison live is definitely up there. I love how menacing that piece is. It starts so quietly and just builds and builds. And then there's Enterprising Young Men. That was amaaaaaazing!!!!
And the Royal Albert Hall itself is an amazing building. Michael Giacchino kept saying how lucky we are to have it in our "back yard". He's not wrong. Seeing Star Trek and Into Darkness there was better than seeing it on IMAX. You can't beat a live orchestra.
Please, please, please get tickets if the opportunity comes your way. You won't regret it. If I ever get another chance, I'll be there.
What Inspires Me
Seeing professional violinists on stage was awe-inspiring. Sure, I can play, but I can't perform. I have been SO fired up.
And if you've seen Into Darkness, remember the scene when they're going from one ship to the other through the debris? Yeah, now imagine hearing this piece of music live. I don't care how many times I've seen it, I was on the edge of my seat. Seriously! Everyone started applauding and I was like "Huh, I am really leaning forward!"
;) Have a wonderful week!