• Creativity,  Piano

    Roque’s Weekly Review for 7/10/19

    Another week has passed through this warm and misty summer we’ve been having here in middle Tennessee. I go for long walks in our hollow. I read books and cuddle with my cat whenever possible. We do not have the sounds of cars rushing by, honking horns, and airplanes forging paths out into the sky. Instead, we have the lengthy discourse of birds, the mating calls of frogs, and the song of wind simmering through the leaves of trees. I acknowledge all of this as often as I can because I am sincerely grateful for this music that surrounds me. Speaking of music, I’ve spent the last few days making…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 10/24/18

    Yes, it has been a minute since I last posted an update. This last month has been full of school projects and travel, but things are calming down for a little bit. 1. School Update In the last month, I worked as a director for one film project and then as a producer for another. I worked within a team of fellow students to design ten minute variety show types of programs. We acquired actors/comedians and a vaudeville/juggling act.  Both projects were filmed in a studio, and we used multiple cameras, lighting plots, set decorations, and set changes. A lot of thought went into these projects, and we were quite…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 9/26/18

    So, what’s new this week .  .  . 1. Pianissimo The second issue of my newsletter Pianissimo hits email inboxes this week. There will be another graphic poem and the debut of a new youtube video performance featured in the issue. If you would like to subscribe, just click below: SUBSCRIBE TO PIANISSIMO 2. Photography On social media this week, I posted a couple of images of a photography assignment I recently did for school. The assignment involved learning how to work with different shutter speeds in a camera. Here are the images for your perusal: This image involved the use of a fast shutter speed that essentially freezes a…

  • Intention,  Roque's Weekly Review

    Roque’s Weekly Review on 9/19/18

    It’s time for another update.  This week, I thought I’d show you a small part of one of the projects I’m working on in school in addition to everything else. So, let’s get this going. 1. Roqué on Youtube. Plans are underway to film a small set of performances at my home of covers I’ve done over the years.  The first installment should be available in a few days. You will be able to view all of it on my Youtube channel. More details will be announced next week. 2. What’s going on at school? I thought I’d take a minute to show part of one my school projects. In…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 9/12/2018

    Hello Beautiful Friends, It’s time for another weekly update on what’s new with me. The Roqué Youtube Channel At the end of this month, I will be posting a video performance on youtube. This is the first of a series of piano covers that I will be unveiling. More details to be announced soon. School As of this update, I am in the third week of my fall semester at Middle Tennessee State University. Work for all of my classes is really ramping up now. If I do not post on social media as regularly as I usually do, this is why. Just know that there is a ton of…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review On 9/5/2018

    Now that the dust has settled from all of the festivities from my birthday last week, it’s time to get back to business. Here’s what’s new with me this week 1. Pianissimo In case you missed it last week, I released the first issue of my new monthly e-newsletter Pianissimo. It’s full of new information about my life and creative pursuits. You can check it out by clicking here: PIANISSIMO 2. Flower Art Over the past month, I have been making steady progress on the first of a series of surrealist flowers that will be drawn in pencil.  There isn’t too much further to go on this first piece, and…

  • Creativity,  Culture and Society,  Roque's Weekly Review

    Roque’s Weekly Review on 8/22/18

    Hello Beautiful Everyone! I’ve had a glorious week! Let’s get to the news .  .  . Roque’s 2nd Annual Piano Salon on August 19, 2018 Last Sunday, I hosted my 2nd Annual Piano Salon at my home in the woods of Liberty, TN. Nashville guitarist Andrew Weitze played electric guitar as I played my songs, and he was on fire!!! I love it when we play together!  Pianist Oliver Flowers played some lovely piano music, and in the absence of a couple of other performers, local musician Leopard played a song for us as well. Here are some photos from the show: Special thanks to Oliver Flowers who tuned all…

  • Creativity,  Piano,  Roque's Weekly Review,  Website Updates

    Roque’s Weekly Review on 8/15/2018

    Hello Beautiful People! It’s Wednesday! Time for another update from me about my creative projects, but first, I wanted to let you all know that the new film Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters today, August 15th, across the country!! It is produced by a major motion picture studio and has an entirely Asian cast. This is worthwhile to support because this kind of representation and diversity has been sorely lacking in mainstream entertainment in America! Also, it’s a fun and salacious story that makes for a lively movie-going experience. I’m going to see it this week. Find it at your local theater and go see it too! Okay, on…

  • Creativity,  Roque's Weekly Review

    Roque’s Weekly Review for 8/8/2018

    Hello Beautiful People, This is another weekly check-in on progress that I am making toward all of my creative projects. I have to admit that it is challenging to be productive in the summertime. It is sunny outside and the warmth in the air makes it conducive to lounging about and being decadently lazy. I’ve done some of that, but there is always a small voice in my head telling me to get up and do what I do. I’ve been doing lots of creative work despite the sun and her temptations. Let’s run this down .  .  . 1. I have started a new art piece. I’ll post a…

  • Creativity

    My Summer of Art and Creativity

    It’s June!! Now that summer is upon us, I am feeling blissfully excited to create magical, beautiful things. There is a small handful of projects I want to take on over the next three months, and I’ll be sharing my progress on Instagram and social media. Here are the upcoming projects in a nutshell. Creative Thesis Project The biggest project I am tackling is one related to school. This is a sizable undertaking that will require a large amount of thought, time, and effort. Work begins this month. More on that later. Photography Some of you may have noticed the photos of flowers I’ve been posting on social media. Those…