"My violin is very sensitive to weather and dryness in the air, so I've found that hanging just-washed wet towels is a handy trick to add moisture to the air instead of running the humidifier, plus it avoids the energy use of a clothes-dryer. To save energy, I power down my computer every night, as even keeping it in “sleep” or “idle” mode wastes electricity. I have a pact with myself to turn off the lights every time I exit the dressing room in the concert halls. I hope that soon we will see a serviceable solar-powered metronome, much like the solar-powered calculator which has now become the standard."This is an important message for all of you violinists out there who would like to be greener. Midori is a great musician, teacher and creative programmer as well.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Midori is, of course, the name of one of our most cherished violinists and also the Japanese word for green. In this spirit, I found a passage in her website that demonstrates that she is a “green” violinist as well. She writes: