Deception

Deception

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_2,1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_image src=”https://kanonartists.com/wp-content/uploads/baby-in-tree.jpg” title_text=”baby in tree” _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” border_width_all=”1px”][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”50px||||false|false”]Try saying this French poem out loud:

(Go on!  It doesn’t have to be good.)
[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”0px||||false|false” custom_padding=”0px||||false|false”]Roc a bail, bey bis;
On detruit tape.
Ou N. de Windt blouse,
Decret de l’huile roque. *
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” text_font_size=”10px” custom_margin=”-49px||-47px||false|false”]Image: Eulalie Banks
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text admin_label=”see below if you gave up” _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”-33px||||false|false” link_option_url=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%27Heures_Souris_Rames” link_option_url_new_window=”on”]Try it a couple of times.  Even with the worst French accent, what you hear coming out of your mouth is very different from what your eyes are seeing. (see below if you gave up!)
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”-39px||||false|false”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”]Tricking our senses, foiling our expectations, surprising us with the unexpected is one of the many joys of our sense of hearing.  While it’s true that we crave hearing the familiar, such as a loved one’s voice, the sound of a crackling fire, that song that you can’t get enough of (“My Heart Will Go On”? “Disco Duck?”), strange and unfamiliar sounds can wake up our senses.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”-16px||||false|false”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”]Speaking of ducks, take the oboe.  (The oboe portrays the Duck in Prokofieff’s Peter & the Wolf, a narrated symphonic fairy tale.)
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_2,1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”-22px||||false|false”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_padding=”89px||||false|false”]Colin Maier is the oboist in Quartetto Gelato, perhaps most famously known for his ability to “shred” incredibly virtuosic passages of music while suspended in mid-air.  Doing the splits.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_image src=”https://quartettogelato.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/img-media-0003.jpg” _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” border_width_all=”8px”][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_2,1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_video src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaVib1bf3lY” thumbnail_overlay_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.6)” _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” box_shadow_style=”preset1″][/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”80px||||false|false”]Sometimes looking and quacking like a duck doesn’t make you duck.  Or a set of bagpipes. Even a duck can’t hold its breath for the 2:30’ that Colin does here.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”]Was I the only one who was gobsmacked at hearing Lady Gaga go legit at the 2015 Oscars?  I’m accustomed to seeing her in 15-inch platforms or a headpiece that looks like a giant inverted corn broom. The last thing I expect coming out of her mouth is a Rodgers and Hammerstein medley:
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_2,1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_video src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxcFcKvjZCk” _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” box_shadow_style=”preset1″][/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” custom_margin=”25px||||false|false”]Some loved it, some hated it, but nobody expected it.  What more could you ask?
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” text_font_size=”14px” text_line_height=”1em”]*Rock-a-bye baby;

on the tree top.

When the wind blows,

The cradle will rock.
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