Hovhaness, Sonata (Mvt. #2)
For quite some time now I’ve imagined myself playing flute on the floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, you know, with the sound of money-transactions over morning coffees and the opening bell in the background. I still haven’t had my chance, but with some business brewing at the Richard Ivey School, you might say that I’m getting warmer.
It turns out that the acclaimed London-based Ivey School’s Toronto office – where I met recently with some Executive MBA participants – is located in the TSE building right on the corner of King & York – Urban Flute Project may not be listed on the TSX as of yet, but I’ll keep you posted!
This is the scene in the main lobby, and to avoid making a scene I chose not to set up right in front of this security desk – it felt daring enough to simply snap this picture – and instead I elected to capture a soundfile or two just around the corner from these three impressive Charles Pachter canvasses.
It was far from quiet that day as you can hear from this recording of some solo flute by American composer Alan Hovhaness, so the title of this post might strike you as a tad confusing.
But compared to a year ago when all hell broke loose with the international markets on March 8th, I’d say that it was downright peaceful!