April 23 - More Puzzlements, What Else Is There?

The double dictation / board-harmony on Philip Glass's Satyagraha: Act I, Scene I and Akhnaten: Nefertiti is finally done, after a one-day delay due to yesterday's combo class Debussy / Stravinsky, buzzing home thereafter for composition of 7th-page second movement of Six Enneads for Voice and Orchestra (after Plotinus), Op. 212, and a bit of paper grading, taking in  

Echo and Other Elephants with Harriet.  The adult males, and mighty ominous at that, only return to the matriarchal herds to mate...

Return (31st day of summer, high 86)




class, proceeding from John Williams, Terry Riley, and La Monte Young through John Lennon, Andy Summers, and Roger Waters -- looking ahead, of, course, as below:

Write Four Bars of Music:
Make it beautiful
and/or dangerous
and/or fun
and/or interesting

Write about One of Your Favorite Pieces of Music:
Short Essay - 5+ sentences...
Why is it a favorite?
Use musical vocabulary in your description (Rhythm, Pitch, etc)..
Include the name of composer(s) and/or performer(s)

[8947] John Adams - Nixon in China: I Am the Wife of Mao Tse Tung
[8951] Sting - Every Breath You Take
[8957] Mark Alburger - Caminor Real: Block 9
[8957] Tan Dun - Ghost Opera
[8958] Prince - Darling Nikki
[8958] Erling Wold - Sub Pontio Pilato (Under Pontius Pilate): Credo


Tantalizingly brief visit to the DVC Orchestra at the break,

visually touching base with some Opus Project players, but not all...

After, out with Owen and Doug to the spot, and, later, take care of score and parts to Dmitri Shostakovich's Two Fables of Krylov: I. The Dragonfly and the Ant, re Friday's rehearsal.