I've decided it was time to start posting again. I have to write four pieces in the next four months, ranging from a solo piece through orchestra in size. In addition, I have two other pieces that have perpetually been on the back burner for years. 4+2 = yes, that is six. My plan is to finish all of these within six months. Each piece is going to be roughly 10 minutes in duration [CDIC Cat. III, cf. ] – meaning 60 minutes.
Here is a rundown (along with due dates):
- Untitled Orchestra Piece - for NYU Symphony - Due 17 February 2014.
- Sororatorio - for the Nouveau Classical Project - Due late February-ish.
- Untitled Viola and Electronics Piece - for Hannah Hens-Piazza - Due March.
- on the Death of Msgr. X (tombeau) - for Zoe Weiss (Gamba & electronics) - Due ?
- the Robot Sakura - for Phyllis Chen (Toy piano & electronics) - Due a long time ago.
- eyeliner ashtray - for Erik Carlson (Violin solo) - Due a fuck of a long time ago.
A while ago someone told me about a photographer who was "lost." The artistic lost that every artist finds themselves in: "Who the fuck am I - and what the fuck am I doing?" Their teacher suggested that they go take 1,000 photographs over a short period of time. As the photographs piled up, something about their style, their modus operandi, their presence began to slowly reveal itself. Perhaps, somewhere in this project, I can reveal the same thing to myself — or to you.
I hope to post regularly, updating my progress and exposing the stress, fatigue and bullshit that goes into writing music. Comments are always welcome. So are letters of support. In a few days, I will begin and the clock starts.
Yours, vc in brooklyn.