One Chord

There is one chord(!) in Be Still I don’t like and I have no way to fix it without disrupting everything that comes after. This is part because my now my mindset while writing this chord, which is on the first page, is no longer here. Now if the piece...

I am the symphony of stars.

Rumi is great. These are short texts but I think I can get something out of them. MaybeI can use two but they ought to relate to each other somehow if they are in a one movement piece. I”m going to keep looking for quotes ands see if I can find a longer one. And...

More Rumi

I’m looking for texts by Rumi for my next piece. This is blog 2 on the subject. 1) Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames [this is good because this can be a fast piece which is typically in more demand. And I need to learn how to write fast...

Rumi

Here’s a bit what wikipedia says about Rumi. Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى), Mevlânâ/Mawlānā (مولانا, “our master”), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (مولوی, “my...

The Void and the Solution

I have post-composing confusion and don’t quite feel like I know what to do with myself. I don’t think I’m ready to start another piece fora few days. I think I can get started in about a week. I’m going to write another choral piece....