I ended my trip to Palo Alto/Stanford University/Dinkelspiel Auditorium/Son of Chamber Symphony by sitting in the San Jose International Airport for too many hours.
So I whipped out the laptop and wrote this piece, Boarding Pass , which I named after the little piece of paper without which you cannot go through security into the "concourse" nor can you board a plane out of the "concourse."
A concourse is like purgatory ("a place of temporary suffering"). The difference is that I've been in a concourse. I guess that makes the boarding pass a kind of sacred scroll.
Here's a panoramic picture that I took in a concourse at the Burbank Airport on the same trip (click it to make it bigger).
In the San Jose airport you could hear announcements from adjacent boarding gates with equal clarity. Curiously, the people making these announcements were not aware of this and, as a result, I was often reminded of a Glenn Gould radio show. I don't think this image affected the music of Boarding Pass.
Copyright (c) December 1, 2007 by David Ocker 43 Seconds
Here's another picture of Dinkelspiel Auditorium. It reminds me of the word "autumnal". The previous Mixed Meters post and 30 Second Spot entitled Dinkelspiel is here.
Boarding Tags: Boarding Pass. . . 30 Second Spots. . . David Ocker. . . San Jose International Airport. . . concourse. . . purgatory