One of Angie’s “Homes”

Angie Mack Reilly rehearsal space

St. Paul’s University Catholic Center, Madison WI

Photo by Zane Williams

I played piano here often.

In fact, this was one of my first “adopted” rehearsal spaces.

After hours.

The church was always open.  24 hours.  I liked that.  So I lived here a lot.  It was my sanctuary.  A place where I asked questions, cried, sang and waited.  No.  I wasn’t a member.  I kept a low profile.  It was on the UW-Madison block.  So they were accustomed to people my age hanging out from time to time.

The open room and 100% stone interior provided an amazing natural reverb for both my vocals and piano.  The room was always lit just like this.  I liked that.  It made me feel less embarrassed about praying.  And it felt cool.  Like a cave.  Safe.

I played this exact piano.  Not sure what ever happened to it……..that piano was one of my friends.  The way that the sound bounced around when I played and sang.  I can hear it in my mind now.  I learned a lot about the science of acoustics in this room.

I remember working on one of my first songs, “He’s Like the Wind” on that piano.  Let me tell you.  It sounded way better in that stone room.  Memories.

Published by ozaukeetalent

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