My latest exploration of Dorico, a deeper look and learning of Write mode, is complete. My work "Variations on Hartford (3 Preludes for Piano)" is finished.
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One work that has really helped me recently is a text about Buddhism, but if you remove the Buddhist front it really is a text about being in the moment, regardless of your belief system.
I have continued to expand my fluency with Dorico. I have been focusing on familiarity with Write Mode over the past week or so, by composing a set of 3 preludes for piano.
Today I am thankful for this little bean; the crazy, affectionate, vocal, "composer cat".
It is invigorating to both think quickly, and to use that to accomplish tasks. However, having racing thoughts is much different than thinking quickly.
It is interesting to get a handle on how much listening you do per day. Here is my tally.
Aidan Caron's wind ensemble work "Norwegian Portraits" is a raucous battle cry of a fanfare that elicits images of vikings and natural horn calls.
I recently discovered the music of The Reign of Kindo, a rock/jazz/indie band my brother recommended.
In this post, I aim to tackle a feeling of powerlessness we feel as musicians, as a metaphor or mirror to anyone who feels powerless.
You can apply mindfulness to all aspects of being a musician. However, the goal is not to become a virtuoso in music through mindfulness.
Here is my latest composition; the score was created, edited, formatted, and otherwise made completely in Dorico. The piece also uses a Max Patch.
Paul Brennan's piece "Swinging on the Playground" is a light, lively, rag-time-inspired work for solo piano.
This submission to the young composer score call brings to mind film music, outer space, romanticism, and the works of Gustav Holst.
Here is one of my current projects. I have used Dorico to create the "score", and have created a Max/MSP patch to facilitate live performance. The only additional component I need to create is a backing track audio file in Logic, for use with the performance.
Composer cat and I have been hard at work and have 2 new posts scheduled for Thursday and Friday - stay tuned! Good night and be sure to keep composing tomorrow! Composer cat is checking your timesheet; get a full day in! Dan