Have exciting news to share this week! It's been made public that the Artaria String Quartet will be premiering my piece "The Sun Will Rise" for vibraphone and string quartet May 8 & 9, 2022! (www.artariaquartet.com/)
I met with the vibraphonist yesterday and talked a lot about articulations and pedaling, and she played through the vibraphone part. It's an amazing feeling to listen to your piece being played on actual instruments!!
The next piece I'm starting is a setting of four poems for soprano, viola, and piano by poet Walter de la Mare.
1. A Song of Enchantment
4. A Fiddler
I had a music composition lesson last night and worked with my teacher on an analysis of poems "A Song of Enchantment" and "Snow."
My next step is mapping out the rhythms.
My compositional style is to jump right in and just write, BUT I'm working on being more methodical in my writing and doing the groundwork first.
So my music keyboard decided to go kaput on me. It was the weirdest thing! I would play the same key 4 times and get 4 different pitches. I got a temporary keyboard I can use, but I think it's time to invest in either a digital piano or an upright. In an ideal world, where moving a piano was cheap, I'd definitely go for the upright, but I think the more economical choice is the digital piano. I'm hoping to get something purchased by the end of the week. Wish me luck!
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