[Sandrina Piau (Asteria) and Sara Mingardo (Tamerlano) singing “Vivo in te, mio caro bene” from Handel’s “Tamerlano”. – Clip with thanks to the wonderful thebarroque]
We should probably start the new and next year of resistance with something upbeat and energetic and full of righteous fury, but screw that. Let’s sidestep the bigger buttons for how, we need selfcare to disable them sustainably.
So what has been running on repeat instead has been this languid example of respectful communication, in every sense of the word (and the whole album, too) – we may still be blinking with apprehension into this New Year, and I don’t know about you, but if I look at cold gray skies, what I need is some soprano/contralto dueting to remind me of what I am fighting for and what my standpoint is.
May you land gently in 2018.
(and the ad-documentary on recording the album is out there. For added sunshine or pillows or and extended breathing in of humanity)