February 23, 2006

Blueberry Boy Bait

Interview with Robin Morgan

Performance Photos

My performance has become a comforting ritual. Upon arrival, I make tea for myself and the interns, set-up the equipment, turn on Halsey’s music, and begin cooking. Halsey’s composition is comprised of voices and stories of all the folks we interviewed woven together with a masterful arrangement of music, around various aspects of food. It’s the theme song to our cooking show. I think I’ve listened to the powerful 30 minute piece at least 60 times by now, and with each instance I discover something new and wonderful. I love how this music has created a community of voices.

A number of people have mentioned to me that they have spent time at our table specifically to focus on the music, and they were moved by what they heard. Art needs our time and focus to reach deep inside of us. Museums and galleries often don’t provide contemplative space, and we are often rushed through exhibitions too fast to absorb the creative energy that is put before us. I’m pleased that the “kitchen” table and chairs of our set provided not just a gathering place to eat food, but also served as a site for reflection. Luckily, you can listen to Variations on the Theme of Food, any time in the privacy of your very own homes, and to hear more amazing music created by my incredibly talented collaborator, please visit halseyburgund.com. Oh yeah, the blueberry boybait, was HEAVENLY. Make some for yourself on a cold winter Sunday morning…and eat it in all snuggled in your cozy warm bed.

Posted by leah at February 23, 2006 09:01 PM

I'll be there...I need all the help I can get ensnaring boys!!

Posted by: Mary at January 31, 2006 01:19 PM
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