Bach by the Ocean 🌅[Photos inside!]

 

It’s sunset on a warm but breezy July evening. 

On the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at the Eastern edge of the North American continent, I have with me a violin, a phone, and a tripod. 

 

Whales breaching the surface of the Atlantic waters are the only companions to me and the handful of brave souls clambering quietly over the steep rock faces jutting out of the ocean waters. 

What perfect opportunity to enjoy the meeting of the elements, the magic of golden hour, and the timeless music of Johann Sebastian Bach. 


 

I open my case, set up a camera, and proceed to enjoy an impromptu practice session of Bach’s Sonata No.1 in G minor, Adagio, BWV 1001.

Were the whales pleased with my performance? 

Were the nearby hikers prepared to hear solo violin music at the edge of an ocean cliff? 

Was Bach G minor Adagio for solo violin a suitable reply to evening whale song? 

Perhaps. 

Although I don’t think I'll ever really know.

5 comments

  • Titus  Daniel
    Titus Daniel
    That was awesome....! The wind didn't really interfere with the sound of the instrument.

    That was awesome....!
    The wind didn't really interfere with the sound of the instrument.

  • Ernst
    Ernst Boskoop, the Netherlands
    Beautiful Lynn, well played. Bach in the wind, the location is wonderful.

    Beautiful Lynn, well played. Bach in the wind, the location is wonderful.

  • Lynn Kuo
    Lynn Kuo
    Thank you, Titus and Ernst! The wind did actually make my bow difficult to control. 😅 You’ll see at the end my bow shaking from the wind. 💨 And my awesome sound editor had to apply De-Wind to the audio to get rid of the wind noise!

    Thank you, Titus and Ernst!

    The wind did actually make my bow difficult to control. 😅

    You’ll see at the end my bow shaking from the wind. 💨

    And my awesome sound editor had to apply De-Wind to the audio to get rid of the wind noise!

  • Deborah
    Deborah California
    Its really beautiful Dr. Lynn.. the wind, the color of the sky and the ocean speaks volumes with your music-- so poetic while dramatic! Thank you!!!

    Its really beautiful Dr. Lynn.. the wind, the color of the sky and the ocean speaks volumes with your music-- so poetic while dramatic! Thank you!!!

  • Lynn Kuo
    Lynn Kuo
    Thanks, Deborah!!

    Thanks, Deborah!!

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