The Spektrals are apart this week, with Doyle and I down in Miami to play the Bach B-Minor Mass with an amazing choir called Seraphic Fire and their sister organization, Firebird Chamber Orchestra.
The organization brings players and singers from around the country for 4 to 5 concerts a season. Doyle has been playing with them for quite some time, and he has graciously wrangled invitations for Aurelien in the past, and for me this time around. (Thanks, Doyle!)
As you might imagine, I jumped at the opportunity to spend a week in Miami in February, and already it's been quite a trip. The orchestra has put me up with a host family here in Miami, and not just any host family. I'm lucky to be hosted by Ruth and Marvin Sacker, who for many years have been avid and thorough archival collectors of typographical art, amassing one of the largest collections in the states with over 50,000 different works! Their home, a penthouse aparmtment formerly owned by latin superstar "El Puma," (no joke) is a museum of sorts, and I have spent the better part of the last 48 hours examining some truly beautiful and inspiring pieces that are on display.
Here's a little photo album with some shots of Miami, the Sackner apartment, and some of the phenomenal art in their home. Enjoy!