Friday, September 26, 2008
September 26 - Life with the Fast and Slow Ducks
Ah, how we alternate. First a bit of 21st-Century Music Journal and San Francisco Cabaret Opea work, then off to UC Berkeley to track down the Andrew Lloyd Webber Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (for advice while orchestrating Amazing Joseph) but halfway there realize that it's Native American /Indigenous Peoples / Columbus Day and so the Music Library is likely to be closed, so go to the next item on the to-do list today and head to Briones Reservoir on this beautiful day to walk half of the Oursan Trail between the Briones Overlook and Hampton Staging Areas (c. 2 miles -- 4-mile round trip).
Back roads to the lab at Diablo Valley College to record Cubase versions of The Passion According to St. Matthew: V-VIII, then home beginning the orchestration of XI (which will be mapped on the Paul Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses after Themes of Carl Maria von Weber -- an idea hit upon during the day's walk -- all that's left to make the day complete is a little economic theory from Thorstein Veblen, and, OK, more music by the Anton Webern duckies...).
And, oh yes, somewhere in there, drop an Antigone score off to Micah Epps (who I'm happy to find is home in Concord with his lovely family and delighted to have play Creon once more by popular demand -- the tallest in the photo from the 2001 production)....