Friday, October 3, 2008

October 3 - Apocalypse Is Posing

Assist Harriet in downloading the mock-up for the Opera Apocalypse postcard; we make a few tweaks, then send it off to Joseph Campbell (wait, that name has a familiar ring -- hold on, in this case it's Lewis Campbell), who will fine tun and send off to the printer.

Orchestrate Amazing Joseph: IV. We Had Dreams (a wh0le-tone variant of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Pilate's Dream from Jesus Christ Superstar, with instrumentation more along the lines of the Act III, Scene 4 drowning scene in Alban Berg's Wozzeck) as the clouds gather and a few sprinkles suggest the first bona fide rain of the 2008-2009 rainy season.

Out in it, to pick up papers (at a local box that still offers the NYT for a buck) and supplies (including a five-dollar set of headphones for the iPod to replace the ones that expired right before one of the Mice and Men performances -- are we noticing a budget trend here?), then back for an evening with Harriet, who's been out all day on Goat Hall / SF Cabaret Opera business..

Eleventh-hour-plus, begin orchestrating AJ: V Pharaoh Dreamed (beginnings of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and Rhapsody in Blue in collision), with intimations of minimalism and rap.