Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Call for scores

Just got the Composers salon call in the mail.
Got out there just as the mailman arrived.
Now I've only got two more to get mailed before the first.

But.

Now I'm going to worry about class on Thursday.

Not much, however.

Actually, now I'm going to read a book, the orchestral piece formerly known as the Cello Concerto is as done as I can get it.
Unless maybe I want to stick in a couple bars of 5/4 time just to confuse my audience.

But I've got all day tomorrow to do that.

Little bit of snow this morning, what is this? Winter?
Anyway, finally put the Vespa back inside
Better late than never.
Too bad I couldn't do that for the Volvo 'cause now it won't start and I haven't been able to figure out why.

Sway it goes.

The Seattle Chamber Players concert Sunday eve was terrific.
Those guys are amazing.
The music is too.
Especially the hour long (guessing at that 'cause whereas I had estimated I would be home at ten, I was actually home at eleven) solo piano piece that was a last minute feature.
Whoof!
I suppose it's classed as minimalism because of the repetitive nature, but it was anything but minimal.
The repeated arpeggiated figured evolved, revolved, and mutated slowly into one final determinately and firmly reiterated note.

Better show than the opera.

51 Comments:

Blogger butch said...

Don't quite follow your prose there, slick. You got the Composer's Salon "call" in the "mail",and now you are worried about your Cello Concerto and class tomorrow. Is your class part of the Composer's Salon, or what?
Are you finally forced to present the Cello Concerto at class now, and are just putting the finishing touches on it, enit?

What book did you read? You big tease, you. Maybe a Mickey Spillane, or a Louis Lamour?

We got quite a lot of snow down here in the South Sound yesterday. I, of course, missed it all, coming to work so early, but it piled up an inch, and caused havoc on the freeways until it melted off in the afternoon. Melva slipped and slid all over 512, and saw several spin outs; just a winter wonderland for sure.

So the Vespa is now inside the basement in a stall next to the trusty Fidelio? How often do you start the Volvo? With the VW bus still running, what are you hanging onto the Volvo for? If a master mechanic cannot figure out whey a vehicle won't start, the world as we know it is crap, non-sensical, confusio.

Went for a cleaning to my dentist yesterday, and now I have to return today for my 10th crown. Doctor's kids are not out of college yet. Sway it goes, yup.

Stopped by a local eatery last night, cuz Melva and the girls were at the gym late, and looked forward to a quiet Chef's salad without the perpetual screaming done my two grandsons at every meal. To my chagrin, a feller brough in his 2 year old daughter, and she screamed and cried and whined for 1.5 hours, throwing food on the floor, beating her head on the table, and pulling her hair out. Ah children...perhaps W. C. Fields was right. My grandsons will be packing up and taking off for Colorado Springs week after next, after a 6 month stay with us. Will probably miss them. '

The Seattle Chamber Players are a chamber ensemble focused on contemporary music, founded in 1989 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. In January 2004, the group was awarded the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming.

As of 2005, the core members are Laura DeLuca (clarinet), David Sabee (cello), Mikhail Shmidt (violin), and Paul Taub (flute). DeLuca, Sabee, and Schmidt are members of the Seattle Symphony (SSO); Shmidt is also a former member of the Moscow State Symphony; Taub is a professor of music at Cornish College of the Arts. Other players are brought into the orchestra for specific performances. For example, a series of performances of Ástor Piazzolla's tango opera during the 2004–2006 season featured Uruguayan pianist and conductor Pablo Zinger, Russian bandoneonist Alexander Mitenev, Venezuelan tenor Leonardo Granadas, Argentine tango vocalist Katie Viquiera, Slovene accordionist Borut Zagoranski, and Welsh guitarist Michael Partington.

Russian musicologist Elena Dubinets, music research coordinator for the SSO, joined the ensemble in 2002 as artistic advisor, and has been largely responsible for transforming them from a local to an international institution, hosting international festivals such as Icebreaker I: Voices from New Russia (2004) and Icebreaker II: Baltic Voices (2004); the planned Icebreaker III (2006) will feature music from the countries of the Caucasus. They have travelled twice to Eastern Europe, scoring critical successes in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Tallinn, and are scheduled to tour Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Ecuador in spring 2005.

Glad to hear you enjoyed the show, and phooey on the SSO, enit?

Glenn

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won't Fidelio be jealous of another in her space?

.........Emily

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A half inch of snow, and it's worthy of mention? Come back to Alaska, punk, and get some white wonder going!


............Nanook

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard shoveling snow while wearing my US flag bikini, but one has to keep her image up.

.........Sarah Paylind

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My baby girl put on dark makeup the other day, turned to me and said, "I'm Barrack Obama." I guess she figures she might score well if she impersonates a famous political figure. Don't know where she got that idea.

............Tina Faye

WV is "sucksti"

6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mechanic, heal thy Volvo!

.......Eddy Emerald

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My God we were so very active responding to your last posting. One never knows where the comments section might meander.

........Edgar Poo

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish that it had been winter when I got my ass shot off at Little Big Horn. It might have eased some of the pain of being scalped and riddled with arrows.

........George Custer

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winter, let me tell you about a winter during the battle of the Bulge! It was so cold, with snow up to your knees, that when you took a piss off the side of your tank, it froze before it hit the ground; sort of tinkled as it broke into cute little yellow shards.

.........George Patton

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really don't have anything funny to add, but since the Georges are weighing in, thought I'd chirp up. Did you know I started the first Ramada Inn?

.........George Goble

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't give me no damned lip, Lane. I will knock your ass out!

........George Foreman

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, go sell something, you big lug, or grab one of your nine sons, all named George, and spank yourself.

.......George Mickel

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can stick a finger in my pie any time, big boy.

........Georgie Porgie

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To think a black man is now living in the White House. I started building the damned monstrosity, but I never lived in it. Still, what a wonderful and surprising development.

........Father George Warshington

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, it was a lie. I never got jealous when Burt started porking Dinah. I was tired of the broad.

.......George Montgomary

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a good time, Lane, meet me in the men's room at Denny's in Renton.

........Boy George

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christ onnacrutch! Ever time I check dis blog out, der is fags doin der fag talk all over the damned place. Where do dey all comes frum?

..........Vinnie

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't keep a good woman down, honey.

.......Dame Elton's John

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More smut and perversity. I may have to officially shut this blog site down one of these days. Do you like the paisley print on my frock?

.......J. Eddy Hoooverr

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Build it and I will pluck it, Palmer.

.........Tiny Tim

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Butch brought up a good point the other day, and per usual, Palmer just shined it on, or refused to respond. He once built a ukulele and gave it away. Why doesn't he offer to build Jannie one now, since she has such a jones for one?

.........Eddy E.

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he did offer to build her one with his own big hands, but offered it to her on her personal email, and she turned him down.

..........Emily

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, if he was going to do it, he would have offered in Jannie's ocmment section, so the most people would be aware of both his prowess and his offer.

........Eddy E.

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Savant, you cretin, how could you dare even compare a splinter group like the SCP to the monster popularity, and apex of culture, that the SSO represents?

.........Geraldo Schwartzz

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meet me behind Benaroya anytime, you punk bitch, and I will explain it with every knuckle I own.

..........Lane Savant

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give 'em, hell, Lane.

........Elmer Barnsteen

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, I thought you liked me, little Elmer.

.........Geraldo

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh,you were cute enough when you were a young man, Gerry, but your breath always smelled like dog shit.

..........Elmer B.

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But at least you respected my musical talent, my conducting skills?

........Geraldo

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No body likes an arrogant dictator, Schwartzz. I didn't like Mussolini either.

...........Elmer

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't put, Gerry, one day I will be a guest artist for you, and all the blue haired old ladies will attend SSO.


...........Liberace

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wat wud it take for da SSO to make nice wid youse? Do dey hAv to perform one of yer compositions at Bennyroyyeah?

........Vinnie

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps when Doug gets his PALMER PALACE OF PERFORMING ARTS constructed over in Madronna, he will let me make my comeback. I will moonwalk, and pull my package, and let the Boy' Choir of Tenino perform.

...........Mikel Jack'son

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you going to break ground on that structure? You might could finish it before they put in the Alaskan Way tunnel.

.......Eddy E.

6:40 AM  
Blogger butch said...

Oh, I get it, CALL FOR SCORES was your title for the posting. So the Concerto call was a notice to have you turn in your quarter's work?

Glenn

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youse ansered yer own question, putz. Dat's rich.

.........Vinnie

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Gerry, I was trying to tell you not to pout, but perhaps you shouldn't putt either, or put. Jannie's got the right idea, just leave the typos in and let the sense fall where it may.

.........Liberace

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Miss Jannie, she is doing a public performance for introducing her CD, I NEED A MAN, in a small venue, free admission, in Austin, TX. So all you Texicans and traveler, get your asses to her show. She needs your love and support.

...........Bobby Dylan

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am taller than Jannie, but she sings better than I do.

......Bobby Bake

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, don't start the vetical challenging again. Soon all the shrimps, midgets, and dwarves will be piping up.

........Edgar Poo

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, a forum for gay little people who just want to have fun.

.......Mini Me

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the sonofabitchin redskins were taller than me, so it wasn't right that they made me get off my horse to have my ass shot off.

..........General G. A. Custer

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pain, Boss, the pain!

........Herve Villshayze

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that I, too, am hanging out with these folks, let me say that was both funny and cute, Herve.

.........Ricardo Montybahn

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I was trying to convey was the notion that even the "vertically-challenged" pipe up here now on a regular basis.

........Edgar A. Poo

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even a troll can make a typo once in a while, enit?

........Emily

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Native Americans, have any of you been checking out Butch's blog FFTR? He completed his paean to Joy Harjo, even ordered her CD of music, and now is doing a tribute to Luci Tapahonso. If you look hard you will find some Simon Ortiz poems there too, as well as over 125 written by Sherman Alexie.

..........Lester FallsApart

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Cavalry Poetry? Surely there are some of those out there too?

............G.A. Custer

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Injuns, fags, midgets, SSO scum, fopahs, typos....what the hell is next, dog poetry?

...........Elliot Nest

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have already presented Dog Poetry several times on this site, thank you very much.

..........Lane Savant

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Lane!
If David thinks it's OK then give MTT's friend a copy of the score for your 'cello concerto and sufficient postage to send it along to MTT; "nothing ventured, nothing gained"!!
I'd also show it to Gray to get his 'cellist's suggestions and evaluation before having it sent to MTT.
Gross Glueck wuenscht Dir
Anonomann

1:51 PM  

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