Survived the orchestra camp and the first concert. Food was better this year. The concert went okay. Looking forward to the rest of them – we have three more this month.
Beta also enjoyed the orchestra. The people are nice. Both of us would like to do it again next year, but it’s a time question. We’ll see.
I spent my free time messing around with Finale, a music composition program. That’s great fun, too.
My composition “Nine Miles Down” is scheduled to be performed on the 14th of this month, so we’ll be rehearsing that. I am curious whether it can be performed at all. I suppose so. First rehearsal is, I think, tonight, or maybe tomorrow, or Tuesday of next week. I’ll be in the music school tonight for my cello lesson, so if it’s tonight I can act as if I knew it was all along.
I’ve got the voice track more or less finished. The voice track I was talking about, the one that is to be played during the performance of Nine Miles Down, the one for which so many of you kindly donated your voices. It’s a little heavy on the reverb in places, maybe I’ll change that if time permits, which I doubt. Mixing sounds is terribly time-consuming, at least if you don’t know what you’re doing. Also I spent a lot of time watching my iBook’s beachball spin.
I was going to post an MP3 of the voice track right here, but I’m having firewall problems apparently. If you are interested in listening to it, mail me at metamorphosist at gmail and I’ll send you a copy (if your email thing can handle 10MB files).
we have THREE more concerts this month? geez, when?
I have attempted to muck around with that Finale program before, but I didn’t get very far with it. When it comes to music composition, I would almost just rather write it down in this nice spiral notebook full of music-staff-lined paper I got in Mexico by accident (I thought I was grabbing regular notebook paper… imagine my surprise).
Fortunately I’m not too serious of a composer. Just every now and then I get the urge…