More reasons why eighth blackbird rules.

What I Learned Watching eighth blackbird’s YouTube Channel on a Saturday Night:

  1. They use the metronome. A lot. And it is hooked up to an enormous amp.
  2. They sometimes don’t rehearse with a score and have to run around looking at each other’s parts to figure out what is happening. Like us!
  3. They appear to be willing to do almost anything, including spend a lot of time with a choreographer teaching them various movement techniques. 
  4. They memorize insanely complicated music.
  5. They look like they are having a LOT of fun.

This makes me all the more excited to begin rehearsals of Patrick’s piece tomorrow. I only hope we can throw ourselves into the performance of this music with half the virtuosity, gusto and good spirits that 8bb does! 

- Ellen