Sunday, March 4, 2012

Eurydice

Today I heard the most beautiful song.

So this evening I went to one of our school plays to see the play, Eurydice. I was super excited because I had wanted to see one of our school plays all year and had never gotten the chance to. Plus, everyone was kind of raving about it(but usually people rave about all of the plays so I couldn't tell if this one was especially good). Anyway, I went to see it, and the play was amazing. The sound effects, the music, the cast, the stage mechanics, the lighting, the timing- everything was so perfect together! There were some really sad moments too..

After the play, I was a little sad because I knew that I would never get to see that play ever again, in those circumstances. That cast is not going to do that play again, and those effects and that stage are not going to be the same in a different Eurydice play. That's the sad thing about plays.. I can't replay them over and over again whenever I want like I can with movies. With movies, almost everything stays the same. But with plays, it just happens like that once. It makes it special and sad(I need more adjectives for this) at the same time. Anyway, in one of the scenes, there was this song that began playing, and it was kind of surprising because I didn't expect them to use songs for some reason. The only lyrics I caught were, "a house built out of stone", so I memorized it and hoped that when I got home, I'd be able to search it up. And I found it! It made me so happy to hear those first two notes because I instantly recognized that that was the song. So luckily I was able to kind of keep at least one part of the play the same. The rest of it is in memory, so that song will be like a memory refresher for what it was like to watch that show today! The artist or band of the song is called The Cinematic Orchestra. Anyway, then I listened to some of the other songs by The Cinematic Orchestra, and some of those are incredibly beautiful too.

Here are the links to my two favorite pieces:

To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra - the one from the play. Ok, so you may not love this song as much as I do since the moment in the play with this song just made me love this song ten times more. It's like when you watch a movie and a certain song comes on and suddenly that combination makes you love both more than you ever could have if you had seen each separately.

Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra - the other one. It is also lovely. I find both of these songs to be really sad in a nice way.

Ok, so these songs remind me of Peter Pan for some reason. I love that movie. I'm talking about the one with real people by the way, not the animated version, as I've never seen that and actually doubt that it can surpass the real-people-in-it movie. I love the soundtrack and the story. Especially the fairy dance song! Anyway, I think the reason these songs remind me of Peter Pan is because the soundtrack of that movie and the music from the play both remind me of adventures! And the sublime! And it's epic and it goes up and down and mellows out and builds up. I think the tune of the songs are what I want my life to be like. That sounds kind of sad.. And I don't actually want my life to be that tumultuous. I think I'd just like to have an adventure with a plotline like the melody of these songs. It just sounds like it'd be so much fun.. I think my aim in life is to not have a boring life! I think that's kind of the aim that everyone has, really though, even if it isn't really specified. So if you were to pick a song to represent kind of your life-plotline or life emotional-plotline or the kind of life-plotline you'd like to experience, what would it be?

Also, the play Eurydice is pronounced like yer-RID-ih-see. I always pronounce things wrong so I thought it was yer-RID-iss or YER-rid-ice, but the correct pronunciation sounds a lot more impressive. :D 

6 comments:

Laurapoet said...

I love this post! I love the feeling of seeing a school play better than seeing a professional play, because you have someone to talk to about it the next day, and you get to watch your friends/classmates be transformed into something different, and if you act in it you get to hear people come up to you and be like, "wow! I didn't know you could act like that!"

I can't really click the links because I'm at a coffee shop and I always feel weird watching videos in coffee shops. That's a really hard question about which song I would want to be the soundtrack/storyline of my life. That's why I am planning to make a movie soundtrack playlist for my ipod. That way if I see something in my life that I know is exactly like a song I can listen to it and feel happy and unique, and now that song with always be paired with that memory, and when I listen to it in my leisure time it will be like re-living those moments.

Indigo said...

That's a great idea! When I was little, I would play pokemon on my gameboy in the car on road trips(you probably do more productive/interesting things on road trips hehe) and my parents would play old songs from old cd's and my favorite was like this Richard Marx(oh! It was called "Right Here Waiting For You". It's kind of weird that this kind of song reminds me of something like pokemon lol) song, so I always noticed when that one came on. So now every time I hear that song, I instantly think of pokemon and those moments in the car and that lighting and that child-content feeling. It's so cool! And I've never even thought of kind of making it work for me. I'm just like, "ha, that's cool," when it happens.

Laurapoet said...

I JUST listened to the songs and they are so beautiful! I mean- I had no idea. Wow. I am blown away. They are totally going on my ipod. :)

Indigo said...

YES! They are amazing.

Sunspot said...

I love Peter Pan! - But you could have guessed that because Laurapoet and I are related!

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