VIENNESE BAT LANDS IN SCOTTSDALE TO TAKE ME TO TUCSON

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Great Example of Synchronicity at Work

After circling the globe, a Viennese bat has landed in Scottsdale enroute to Tucson, Arizona. Incredible, but true. This is a story of multidimensional musical synchronicity that spans 12 months and four continents. It starts out in Hawaii, and moves from there to Arizona, Nevada, and then via Vienna to Uzbekistan. Before coming back to Arizona. And the plot transcends dreamtime and what we consider “real life.”

Two nights ago, while Elizabeth was making dinner, I started playing the “Blue Danube” again.  This Johann Strauss music came to me in the waning days of my springtime Desert Quest in Arizona.  I eventually recorded it in Hawaii in late June (see Blue Danube in Hawaii: To Gaia-Pachamama on St Vitus Day, June 28, 2013).

The following day, I got an email from Jane Baldridge, a Steward of the Earth-friend from Lake Tahoe, Nevada. She enclosed this link to a concert conducted by Edward Yudenich, a 7-year old musical prodigy from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She said this concert reminded her of me and my connection to music.Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 11.30.51 AM

Watching this video, in turn, made me recall the music that came to me a year ago in dreamtime. It was on Nov 8, 2012 that I first played the main waltz-theme from “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), an opera by Johann Strauss. Yes, the same “King of Waltz” (as he was called in the mid-19th century), who also wrote the “Blue Danube.”

At the time I first played it, I had no idea what the music was. So I never recorded it. Till now. As I played this piece today, I also recalled that we might have seen the opera in Honolulu in the last couple of years. So I looked it up. Bingo. It was on Oct 14, 2012, a Sunday matinee, that we first saw The Bat.PosterOperaDieFledermausPoster2

As if that’s not enough of synchronicity for one day, there was more. As I was making this short film abou it, I wanted to use a poster from that Honolulu performance. But instead, a poster for this University of Arizona “Die Fledermaus” show popped up on my computer screen. And it was a for a performance – later this week! In Arizona!!!

So even though Elizabeth and I are have already made plans to go hiking in Sedona tomorrow and Wednesday, I bought the tickets for us for that Tucson performance on Thursday night (Nov 14).

 Both Sedona and Tucson are about two hour-drives from Scottsdale. It’s just that they are in opposite directions (Sedona to the north, Tucson to the south). So “The Bat” has not only landed at Eagle’s Nest in Scottsdale, Arizona, after flying through all those distant places around the world. It will now also pick us up and take us to Tucson on Thursday. Power of synchronicity… 🙂

And now, with that as a preamble, here’s a brief excerpt from the “Die Fledermaus” Overture.

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