Friday, June 9, 2017

late light, no sun

June 9, 2017. Sunset 9:50 PM.
Dublin, Ireland.

2 days later. 1 more minute. Same place. No sunshine.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

light late

Flying to Dublin for the Sound Check Exhibition at the Science Gallery at Trinity College where my old Giant Music Box will reside for the next few months.

June 6. Sunset 8:15 PM - somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, followed by Sunrise on June 7 four hours later just before landfall, where the sun rose at 4:59 AM. Sometimes I can’t figure it out and just sit back and enjoy being lost. No documentation...

June 7, 2017. Sunset 9:49 PM.
Dublin, Ireland.

So LATE! Farthest north I’ve been so far this year — Anyone north of here? What time does the sun set?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

For IONE and Pauline

7 June 17 sunset La Selva Beach, CA. 8:25 PM

We decided that this sunset sounding on Wed. 7 June was the better video to send. It's just Una Nakamura, Suzanne Parkhurst, and me in honor of Ione and Pauline. It was recorded at La Selva Beach, CA (near Aptos).
Love, Nancy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Longitude vs Latitude?

Driving from New York to Montreal for the Still Listening celebration in honor of Pauline Oliveros, I stopped a few times overnight to visit with friends.

It was interesting to figure out the degree of influence in terms of position (north/south vs east/west) on the sunset times—degrees of longitude vs latitude.
As it turns out, in Upstate NY, our position in the time zone (Longitude) is a more significant factor than how far North we are.

Anyway, I love how late the sun sets at this time of year and look forward to a few more weeks before we head back the other way.

May 27, 2017. Sunset 8:21 PM.
Olivebridge, NY..

41.5279 N 74.2154 W

May 30, 2017. Sunset 8:23 PM.
Poestenkill, NY.

42.6904 N 73.5646 W

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunsets with pianos and bells

April 26, 17. Sunset 7:55 PM.
San Francisco, CA. Castro Theatre.

Waiting in line on closing night of the SF Green Film Festival at the Castro Theatre to see the premiere of Twelve Pianos. Part of the 2017 Green Film Festival, the film by Dean Mermell is “a documentary film about artist / musician Mauro ffortissimo, and some pianos that want to save the world”.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

I thought my mother was pretty old when she died

March 30, 2017. Sunrise 6:57 AM.
San Francisco, CA.

This would have been my mother’s 84th birthday. When I consider that this year, I will be the same age that she was when she died, I am shocked at how “not finished yet” I feel. I wonder if that’s usually true, regardless of how long you’ve been alive.
Happy Birthday Mom. I miss you.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Jump into Spring

March 17, 2017. Sunrise and Sunset 7:18.
San Francisco (AM). Oakland (PM)

What I had thought was little bug I picked up in India was actually pneumonia- from which I am recovering (along with a broken rib for my coughing efforts). I’m feeling much better and am especially happy to mark and share this occasion.

For those of us North of the equator, we’ve already had the pleasure of the day of equal light / equal darkness and are now tipped towards the light. Here’s this year’s Equilux offering from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

ahhhh- thank you Sonia!

​Sunset in Jiquilisco (El Salvador, Central America) on Sunday January 29th at 5:45pm!
Picture taken by myself from a boat!

Have a safe trip to India!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Riding with the Pussy Hats!

January 21, 2017. Sunset 5:20 PM.

Riding back from the rally of the Women's' March in San Francisco on the N-Judah. A deeply moving, happy and blessed day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

early morning ear treats

January 10, 2017. Brooklyn. Sunrise 7:19 AM
For your listening pleasure-