Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Again

Its Fall, again. The third since i started this blog. School again, this time I'm happy to report that I'm taking Spanish. I'm enthusiastic about it, there are lots of similarities with french and i can't help but francify what i'm studing. I've been writing "L'Hombre qui hablar..." things like that. Anyway, I can understand a lot of it already. Hopefully i'll reach a decent level of spoken spanish before my life's out.

In music news, well, theres no real music news. I work occasionally on the third movement of Suburban Scene, i know it could be done in a few days if i actually put energy into it. I just don't have it. I lack a personal drive to finish it up quickly. Maybe things cook better when they're cooked slow? Maybe not. The first and second movements both took me all of two weeks to write, and they enjoyable to write, which is something kinda rare. I work on things piecemeal anyway, a half hour here and there, day to day it piles it up into some 5 minutes of music. Kinda satisfying.

Troy- thank you so much for your conversions of the midi files. I have dozens of these of my dozens of pieces, I'm not going to shove them all your way, don't worry. But I really do need to thank you. They sound beautiful. I'll (re?) post them soon. :)

2 comments:

Troy said...

Happy to help out with the Midi.

I definitely know how you're feeling when composition seems erratic or slow. One of the things that took me a while to learn is that if you are a composer who depends on inspiration, it is important to enjoy the act of composing, and not just the final result. I have my own ritual of events that happen before I compose - usually read a few passages from some of my favorite books, etc. This can slow my brain down enough to focus and tap into the endurance muscles. Anyway, just sharing the common experience...

From the title of your pieces it seems that you enjoy non-musical sources of inspiration - i.e. images of modern suburbia. Do you have images in your head before you write?

Music Industry Contracts said...

hello ,

i am a composer too and I know that its difficult to satisfy yourself with your own composition . As a composer you always should have feeling to do better than you had done .