Monthly Archives: November 2010

music in the sky

I have found this to be music in the sky, and at times rather specific. These are compilations of some of the more dramatic, (without music!) and offer some inspiration in terms of sound mass and interaction among symphonic instrument … Continue reading

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Dream World

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” Douglas Everett

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some days it’s easy, and then…..

 The stress and the pain of creating, of just finding the stuff that’s deep inside and then finding a way to translate that out onto the page is a very difficult process. It’s staring yourself in the face and dealing … Continue reading

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Swarm Theory

notes on my ongoing interest in envelopes, particles, and sonic imaging: a compositional process -Stark difference between particle-theory/random motion vs spontaneous outflow of an organic shape in motion, as in a Picasso pen drawing. This is rather precise in it’s … Continue reading

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A Private Lesson with Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland in 1961It was 1974-5 and I was either finishing an undergrad degree, starting a grad degree, or both. Back then I remember taking a 5th year to finish a 4 year undergrad degree (in order to concentrate on … Continue reading

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on reflection of a MacDowell fellowship

Leonard Bernstein at The MacDowell Colony, 1962.Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) was already famous when he first stayed at The MacDowell Colony in 1962.  He returned in 1970 and 1972.  “All of those times I was writing works which had, at least … Continue reading

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