Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2 - Clearly Stoned Again

Orchestrate through page 9 of Samson and Delilah (The Frank Judges): VI. Downfall (Abimelech), then to DVC with the fog clearing,

where Dustin (a short lecture on chord derivations from synthetic scales, such as Mode 3 of Melodic Minor -- i.e. scale starting on the Me of said collection), Francisco

(dictation on Bedrich Smetana's The Moldau, and John (interesting chord progression featuring inverted stacked chords, derived from one of his own pieces, intriguingly dovetailing with the Smetana) hold forth.

Back home again with fog clearing again (petrol at $1.71 in Cordelia, photo actually from yesterday in the Sulfur Springs Mountains on I-80) to put musical examples on markalburgermusichistory.blogspot.com re Steve Reich and Philip Glass, and collect videos, then return for the evening class, with music from PG through John Adams, David Bowie, and Elton John.

Light out, again in the fog, to Left Bank with Owen and Doug, returning yet again again in clearing dead of night (shot, such as it is, from November 12)