Writing About Music . . .

. . . is like dancing about architecture.  (Martin Mull) This quote has been rattling around in my mind quite frequently as of late.  You see, amidst all the activity that is composition, and all the activity that surrounds that work (classroom visits, site maintenance, recording and mixing, etc., etc., etc.,) comes the search for … Continue reading Writing About Music . . .

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When Things Come Together

It's an exciting time!  Rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season have started, the Brazilian ensemble has had two performances in the last week, with two more scheduled for this week.  The flute choir repertoire is set after our reading session last week, and rehearsals start in earnest next week. And CDs! Last night I got … Continue reading When Things Come Together

Three Songs Re-launch

I love September.  In many ways, it feels like a re-birth to me.  Rehearsals start up again for Samba Laranja and the CNY Flute Choir.  The concert season begins in earnest for most music and arts organizations.  Days are breezy, nights are wonderfully cool, leaves are showing the first signs of turning.  It's as though … Continue reading Three Songs Re-launch

A Kickstarter Summary

It's official.  My Kickstarter campaign did not get funded. Needless to say, I’m disappointed.  And poorer in the end, of course, since I'll be paying for it all myself now.  But what I really am is incredibly disheartened. I realize I’ve never been a social guru.  I was never part of the “popular” crowd in … Continue reading A Kickstarter Summary