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The Chairman Dances

In the newspaper I looked at a picture of an empty gym with rows of tables and chairs. It was as an illustration of the start of the school exams season. At that same moment I also listened to ‘Chairman Dances’ by John Adams. Suddenly everything fell together. The lines of all the legs, cross connections, the lines on the floor, and the tabletops that formed a tremendous sense of depth, along with the rhythmic music that expressed exactly what I saw. The title couldn’t be better! It was like a gift. I got it all for free.

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