William and I took in a beautiful performance by Eve Egoyan at Darke Hall this evening. She is a guest of the Music Department this week. She played a one hour contemporary solo piano work, minimal but mesmerizing. A rather interesting video work played along with her but unfortunately the image was too small for where we were sitting. The narrow field of view it took up placed it entirely in the central are of our optics where we see most intensely. As the rest of the lights were brought down very low, the brightness was eventually painful. We had to avert our eyes and just listen. William got to look at the piano afterwards (it is the most expensive piano in the world) and we had a chance to talk with her briefly about the piano and about her family, David and Viva.