last night i saw the pixies for the first time ever. i was in the UK when they toured here last time. and i was back in melbourne when they played in the UK. d’oh!
it was ecstatic, frenetic, uplifting, nostalgic, visceral, expansive and intimate – all at the same time.
within that quasi-public/private space, engaging with sound, music and shared acoustic space/taste, i noticed that standing in a crowd of people presents a particular experience of space. you get half-spaces, framed by the negative space of people’s silhouettes and together that makes up your total spatial experience. add to that an immense soundtrack over the top of it all and it’s quite a peculiar and indelible experience, irreplaceable.
viva la musica!