music and the unexpected
While working at a classical music radio station, I was once asked to play an album by a composer whose work consisted of calling out Pythagorean theorems while playing notes and chords on the piano which he derived from these. That’s one way of thinking about the unexpected and, I’d imagine, creating unexpected experiences for those who heard his work.
His approach wouldn’t be mine. I would, however, suggest these pieces to accompany you on journeys expected and unexpected
Irish guitarist John Doyle has a lively tune called Expect the Unexpected on his album Wayward Son
Americana songwriter Carrie Newcomer looks at unexpected change from varied and at times subtle viewpoints on her album Before & After
A love song that is also a song about daybreak, and about change, Amanacer, from Mexican American songwriter Tish Hinojosa. I first heard it on her album Taos to Tennessee
The unexpected hearts on the brick wall in the photograph caught my imagination one day in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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