5th Annual Musical Saw Players Convention
The musical saw players festival in NYC is certainly growing from year to year – we had 19 saw players playing in the ‘Chorus of the Saws’ (all musical saw players playing together) and 16 musical saw players from NY, NJ, PA, CA and MO who played solos.
It was an honor to have Mr. Chen, a musical saw player from China, as our guest of honor this year.
I would like to thank the Greater Astoria Historical Society for letting us use their space.
Special thanks to Bob Heliger who brought everyone a copy of the 1979 booklet ‘How to Play the Musical Saw’ by Rene Bogart, and also exhibited Rene’s musical saw and the walking cane he used to play it with!
Another special thanks to Mr. Chen’s family for bringing the Poster of Mr. Chen’s article to hang in the musical saw paintings exhibit.
Thank you, Jackson, for being the go-between me and the Chens (and thank you for the beautiful ‘magic saw’ t-shirt!!!)
I gave all the musical saw players a free copy of my CD, but Ivan gave me a copy of his CD – thank you, Ivan! I am looking forward to listening to it!
And last but not least – thank you to all the musical saw players who came from far and near and graced us with their beautiful music! It was so nice to see again those of you who have attended previous gatherings and to meet those of you who attended for the first time.
If anybody has photos from the Musical Saw Convention – I would very much appreciate it if you could send them to me, please.
Here are some responses I got for the Musical Saw Players Convention:
An Awesome Saturday!
It’s me, the mad sound guy and his crazy hair…
It was truly was an incredible afternoon, and I feel privileged to have been there! My friend actually cried during one of the performances she thought it was so beautiful…
beautiful performances yesterday! it was a lot of fun watching the saw chorus
If you are not on my invite e-mail list for the Annual Musical Saw Players Conventions and you would like to participate as a musical saw player or as a member of the audience, please send me your name, e-mail address and whether you are a musical saw player or not.
See you in the 6th Musical Saw Players Convention – July 2008