Long term interests
classical choral music. I'm now singing with an excellent small
chamber choir called
Bel a Capella. I used to sing
one-voice-per-part madrigal group called Venetian Red. Now such
madrigal singing happens with I Canatarini, a group of seven voices
which has had several recent public performances.
- Playing baroque and early
Calculating without instruments,
see for example the fascinating book
Dead Reckoning by R.W. Doerfler.
(hypertext news service)
Very long term interests
My children, and
house (the house and streeet pictures
are really here because we sometimes
swap houses when we travel overseas, and people need to be able to visualise
where they'll be staying in Sydney).
By the way, the children grow up. Here's
Dougall ten years later and
Angus nearly fifteen years later.
Dougall and his partner Chloe twenty years later.
Eventually they can
support you: Angus is the one
on the bottom, and this was taken, believe it or not, in a light moment
during a classical music public performance (Angus was shortly before playing
as soloist in a very virtuoso concerto... The first violinist is the lady
clapping, and the man behind the flowers is a famous tenor).
A few people have commented that I look rather startled in the "support you"
picture. It might help to know that we had just completed a lap (running)
around the orchestra, including down and up some stairs, with me balanced,
rather precariously, as shown...