“Music is the silence between the notes.”
There is always something that needs to get done. I have accepted that. There’s is always a set to do, a book to read, or a paper to write. But sometimes, despite all of this, we need time off. Sometimes, we need the physical distance from campus to reinvigorate ourselves. This weekend, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to downtown LA.
We went to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a concert. There is a Minimalist Jukebox festival going on in Los Angeles right now and we went to one of the performances. We heard David Lang’s “Little Match Girl Passion” and also one of Steve Reich’s work. Minimilism is a sort of avant-garde classical music. For those of you willing to try it out, you should consider listening to Philip Glass’s “Metamorphosis.” It is one of the best pieces of music to study to. This will slowly start to grow on you as well, I assure you!
Here is a picture of the inside of the hall. This was taken right before I was scolded by the usher for taking a photo.
It is currently 1:21 in the morning and I am thrilled to be writing the first post of our new admissions blog, Caltech Fission. For those of you who didn’t follow the old blog, it’s nice to meet you. My name is Andrew and I’m a senior at Caltech studying geophysics and English literature.
After a week being back, I think it’s about time for some reflections on what it meant to be abroad, and what I’ve taken away from it. I’m really happy to be back, but it’s just been almost a culture shock of sorts being back in California, and back at my true home (for now, at least).
There’s nothing more festive than beautiful holiday decor. Something that has gotten quite popular in recent years is light displays. Around Pasadena, the LA Zoo, LA Arboretum are a few venues that have elaborate holiday light displays. This past weekend, I went to check out the LA Zoo Lights. The general admission is $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends, which is certainly not cheap, so if you do go, be sure to take a ton of photos.