Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
What I did on my summer vacation
It seems like I have been spending the whole summer working on this piece for alto recorder and four drums, so I thought I'd post a link to it here for those who are "recorderly" or "percussively" inclined.
The first movement is also fun to play on the violin (the second movement works, but it requires some navigational thought). The four drums can be anything from differently-sized pots and pans to timpani.
I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but I no longer have my baroque flute. Now my modern flute spends most of its time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d'amore are often tucked under my chin.