Thursday, October 23, 2008

October 23 - A.K.A. Just Add Water and Stir

Finish the orchestration of Moses and Aaron: X. Caccia - "And the People Fled", give Test 10 to the Theoreticians (Added Tones, a.k.a. Non-Chord or Non-Harmonic Tones, with examples drawn from George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Sergei Prokofiev, and Anton Webern), then record M&A:X, with added audio files of

Crowds of people walking
Horses galloping
Sea waves

Former two panned left to right, with sea waves ultimately descending in volume, the latter cut short and minimum-maximum-minimum volumed.

Return home to begin orchestrating XI. Duet and Chorus - "Sing to the Lord / Bitter Water." -- a.k.a. The Songs of Moses and Miriam + the Israelites raising objections in the desert -- an inundation of G.F. Handel's Israel in Egypt: Part II excerpts and Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring: Tableau II beginning, in a white-note, untransposed-transpositions (i.e. instruments such as A Clarinet and F Horn are re-interpreted in C), steady-meter variant.