Can you believe it's been 5 weeks? I've been reflecting this week.
"Angels Sang to Me" (soprano and string quartet) was my first "grown up" piece, stretching me to compose music I didn't know I was capable of composing.
"The Sun Will Rise" (vibraphone and string quartet) is my next major piece. This work felt like it was reacting to "Angels" and trying to find the balance between finding what worked in "Angels" but not replicating it.
"[Piece yet to be titled]" (soprano, viola, and piano) is what I'm currently working on. I've learned I very much prefer to write for voice. I turn 31 in a week and I feel like I'm starting to relax into writing and not worrying about style, as much as writing for the performers and staying true to the text.
Now what I'm working on is trusting my ear. I rely too much on other people to tell me if my music is "good" or not. I struggle with confidence. But, I'm working on it.
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