To prepare for the chant Now is the Time I’m listening to hours of Hildegard von Bingam. Here chants are fantastic! I’m learning some of her specific moves and just drinking in the sound through osmosis. I think I can make the whole Rumi piece chant based; this is different from the idea of having two distinct section – the Now is the time lines and the set your life on fire lines. I can simply make the chant more intense. Some if Hildegard’s chants are very fast and florid.

Getting some harmony in this will be a challenge but I think I can do it. There is also the move of having a pedal tone sung throughout. That’s an easy one. Getting into polyphony might be really hard.

I’m pretty excited.