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....

That’s a Lot of Composing

Today I spent as much time writing as I did when I was young, or maybe more. When I started my reboot with piano improv I could only get a few minutes out before feeling burnt, but today I had hours and feel I could do more except my piece is finished. I hope...

Hmmm

Here is the rough first page of Be Still. Today I was stuck on section three, yet unrecorded. Having a compositional problem is painful and there is a great pressure to fix the problem ASAP. I think I found a solution to my third section. I hope so because I’ve...