This summer I spent two weeks at the St. Mary’s Summer Composition Intensive in Notre Dame, Indiana. My favorite part of the Intensive was the fact that it encouraged me to experiment with composing in ways that I hadn’t before, such as writing site specific music or electronic music. Each day, our morning would consist … More Noodling around in Notre Dame
Yesterday I began Ross W. Duffin’s book How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care). It is one of the several books on my summer reading list, but the first to be read out of the music-related books so far. It seems that just starting this book has begun to get some … More Summer Reading: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, Part 1
Around last year this time (well technically, a few weeks later), I was going through the same thing–the crisis of realizing that the summer is leaving my procrastinating self behind. Even though there are still about two months of summer to go, I can’t help but dwell on the fact that I’ve let over a … More Getting back in the zone
Usually, the start of every summer is filled with many of my ambitions: I’m going to write bazillion pieces, practice umpteen hours a day, read a multitude of books, etc, etc. Quite frankly: it never happens. Or it marginally makes the cut. As I realized lately that I have less than six weeks of summer … More You’d think I would have realized that the clock is ticking.