I am amazed and humbled at the number of emails and responses I am getting to "28 in Twenty-Eight." Thank you all so much.
So, here is number three in the series. Once again, I suck at titles. I'm calling it "Sounds Like Fun." Yeah. I know. But ... it does sound like fun. (My many thanks to Lesley Winslow who braved cold temperatures - both outside and inside the theater this morning to record this little ditty.)
Woke at 2:30 this morning and found I was excited to go to work. I've been a composer and conductor for a lot of years and I am just practically 'giggly' over getting in to work. I love the process of writing and I love getting it down on tape and getting it uploaded to you.
I know - there is definately something wrong with me!
When I started writing "Sounds Like Fun" I was going for a change in sound - adding a bassoon - but I was also going for a change in working relationships. I wanted to actually have a musical conversation with another human! I wanted to share the experience.
As a conductor I get to work with some great orchestras and engineers. There is always company. Most times that is great. In the last few days of this project it has been ... well, ... all me. (Yeah, I'm not that impressed either!) I write, record and post. And, I've been doing it really early in the morning so that I can get it out on this blog for a full day.
I just wanted some company this morning! (Thanks again Lesley - my apologies for the temp in the theater. It has been very cold here in Virginia - including recent snow storms. The theater is pretty cold in the morning!)
Aside from the above aspects of writing, I have found this entire process very liberating. The need to write quickly and produce it quickly has thrown me into a kind of creative over-drive. I love it!
I'm already thinking of tomorrow's piece - a real knuckle-buster of a piano piece based on "Yankee Doodle."
Yeah, who knows where that came from - but I'm getting back to work now, ... and calling the piano tuner!
I hope that you enjoy "Sounds Like Fun."
BTW - I've been getting a lot of requests for the print version / sheet music of the scores. I've posted them at the ERM Media web site at http://www.numusicdirect.com/28intwentyeight.html. You can grab the print version there - learn it, play it, fold it or mutilate it!
Robert Ian Winstin