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Music and Repatterning- A Great Spring Weekend

At the end of  January 2013 I posted an article about my very satisfying weekend which included, amongst other things, some amazing group Repatterning work I was privileged to facillitate  and attending some satisfying jazz sets.

This past weekend had similarities but with the addition of glorious Spring, all of the events seemed a little more joyous.

Once again on  Saturday I was invited by my dear friend and colleague to do a special Spring Forward Group with  her interested psychotherapy clients and acquaintances .

This time there were eight participants in the group and half of them had been in the January session. Several of the new people had never heard of energy healing or Resonance Repatterning. With the wonderful energy of my colleague and her home as our foundation, we quickly entrained with each other.

The repatterning was based on the new work  written by Gail Glanville,  The Goldilocks Principle, that I described last week . Anyone, anywhere can access this for free by clicking on the picture of the porridge bowl shown on this blog.

It was the first time I had used this incisive material with a group.

The content of the session touched everyone very deeply as many of the statements were involved on both spirit level and physical levels. We all know that a physical level involves the physical body, but what you may not be aware of is that in Repatterning when a spirit level is involved with material it means that a place of great and long standing resignation in a person is accessed and the person is ready to infuse new light into what was a deep dark place .

The intentions that were energized by and for the group can be viewed on the Love From NYC page above  this post or by clicking here https://merylchodoshweiss.com/anonymous-service-page/

Once again one of the most exciting parts of the session for me as the practitioner was my  muscle checking to use Infinity Healing as the six  minute modality to finalize the energy shifts and energize the new intentions..

Infinity Healing energy was transmitted  to each individual according to the dictates each person’s higher self.

Here is the text that one participant sent to my colleague the next day “Perfecto, parfait, perfect- tell Meryl she was right on the money–Omg  I am feeling so good–slept like crazy after infinity healing. Am a new person! Please tell Meryl”

The night before the Group Repatterning I attended the jazz and supper club that I had last attended in 1988. It was Augie’s on the Upper West Side then. Since 1998 the space has been known as Smoke Jazz and Supper club. Two of the performers were favorites of mine- Vincent Herring on the sax, and fabulous Cyrus Chestnut playing a georgous Steinway piano as only he can. The bass was played by a woman Brandi Disterheft and the drums by Joe Farnsworth. The  performance was being recorded for a new CD.

Last, but not least was a  Jazz brunch  at the georgous Robert restaurant at Columbus Circle that I first experienced last summer. Once again the Rob Dugay Trio was playing smooth and mellow music while we basked in the beauty of the venue and the views of the city.. Rob Dugay was on the bass, the pianist was Justin Kauflin and the drums were by Nadav Snir-Zeniker.

I realize that it has been a long time since I wrote about any of the amazing live musical performances I have attended since the end of January.

I was hoping to catch up one of these weeks with more complete descriptions of my musical experiences, both classical and jazz, but I just discovered that several past events that I had listed on my i phone calender seem to have disappeared from my listings so I need more time to match my pictures with the events and descriptions.

I have attended a lot of jazz and a whole subscription series to both the New York Philharmonic and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

I have no pictures from the Philharmonic but I particularly enjoyed the amazing control of the range of sound from the softest notes to the loudest crescendos the orchestra produced while playing an all Beethoven concert with Radu Lupu as pianist and Christoph von Dohanyl  conducting. As a Beethoven fan I noticed how very different the phrasing, emphasis and measured qualities varied conductors elicit from the same orchestra and the same musical compositions.

The New York Times review of the concert perfectly describes what I perceived. www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-led-by-christoph-von-dohnanyi.html?adxnnl=1&ref=christophvondohnanyi&adxnnlx=1367374226-hmpI9+KvV5GQqaSDZ2Z6iw

From March 21-31, 2013 New York  classical radio WQXR presented every single piece of Bach’s music as their complete programming.  I was able to attend a wonderful all Bach concert conducted by Bernard Labadie with the violin soloist Isabel Faust. you can click here to listen to see her perform in a small concert at the radio station Greene Room http://www.wqxr.org/#!/articles/wqxr-features/2013/mar/26/cafe-concert-isabelle-faust/.  The New York Times  reviewer did not enjoy this concert as much as I did.

What was most interesting to me about the concert I attended with Andreas Schiff as both the conductor and pianist was the particular subtlety with which he used his pianist hands when he was the  conductor. There was such expressiveness in how he used his hands to mold the quality of the sounds the orchestra members produced.

My very favorite concert of my classical year was a performance produced by the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center. It featured eight cello players . The sound of the cello is so rich and it touches not only the depth of my heart, but it seems to resonate with the very core of my expressive self. There was tremendous variety in the musical pieces performed. The audience responded so enthusiastically and I believe that the only time I have ever seen Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center so filled is when the Society does its annual December performance of all of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.  Here is what the New York Times had to offer about the concert.www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/arts/music/the-cellists-of-lincoln-center-at-alice-tully-hall.html

Finally, for your visual pleasure, here is a slideshow of my pictures updating the progress of Spring in Central Park and the City,  Smoke Jazz club, Robert’s and the view from there of Central Park, and finally the beautiful wisteria whose appearance and beauty brought tears to my eyes today. Life is really good!

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Music and the Joy of Play

Last week was yet another sensational week of nurturing myself with outstanding musical performances.

When I reflected upon what made these  performance so special to me I realized something very simple that often seems to be ignored by music critics and especially by those interested in classical orchestral or chamber music.

The essence of music is play. It is about the play and interplay of instruments and  artists that is part  of the non-verbal communications and conversations.

Play implies fun, creativity, freedom of expression, spontaneity, joy and pleasure.

The abundance of this quality is what distinguished both of my experiences last week. You can tell a musician is having fun because they smile when they play their instrument and look at the other players.

The first event was a jazz set that took place at The Jazz Standard, www.jazzstandard.com. I had never heard master tenor saxophonist Houston Person or pianist John Di Martino or the bass player Ray Drummond play before. The fourth of the quartet was my favorite drummer Lewis Nash.

The outstanding expertise of each musician was intensified by the musical banter between them all. They didn’t just converse -they played and the joy and fun that they expressed felt like a really great party and celebration was happening.

There  was a riot of fun and afterwards when I spoke to Drummond and Nash each pointed to other saying that the other was the “instigator”.

Later that weekend I attended an all piano concert given by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tulley Hall. www.chambermusicsociety.org.  Here is the music they played and the artists are pictured below.

Meet the Artists

Wu Han

Wu Han

Each pair of artists were clearly delighted by their collaboration with each other. It didn’t matter whether they played on two pianos or one, and no combination of partners was unbalanced with the performances of other pairings.

As each piece was completed the artists hugged each other, were laughing and left the stage engaged in conversation with the other.

The fun they each had was contagious to all present.

At the completion of both the jazz set and the chamber music concert a rare event happened.

It is highly unusual in recent times for performers to give encores.

At the jazz venue, another full piece was performed , to the surprise and joy of the the audience and the  four pianists sat together at one piano and played an eight handed piece.

What fun!!!!! Lucky, lucky me!