Monthly Archives: December 2010

Study of Duets in flight: my Picasso Doves

In studying the duet phase of my composition, I realized I have some insight. I have a grad student whose thesis is all about double improvisations among jazz tenor saxophone greats. In his research he exposed me to communication theory, … Continue reading

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Picasso’s Dove of Peace

My thoughts for the opening tableau are of a sweet little bird incredibly high in the sky, solo, soaring and singing, to be joined by another in duet.I found a melody, abstract and yet sweet for the little bird yesterday. … Continue reading

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A Real Start

The study of bird swarms, and the interest in Picasso have led to a real start. It is my hope that this blog will chronicle the growth and development of this work, tentatively titled Casa Picasso. The idea came to … Continue reading

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the search for creative space

I’ve wandered for years into the desert, and many times, expected and planned a compositional retreat.  In 2007 I went to Palo Duro canyon, found the most isolated campsite and setup. The inspirational part has always been great.  Isolation, removal … Continue reading

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