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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7880 on: July 13, 2019, 07:53:36 AM »
More work on the trio
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7881 on: July 13, 2019, 08:07:32 AM »
So, the White Nights story looks good. Last July, I had finished Intermezzo III, and (I see now), I was very nearly done with Scene 11. The scene wants only a few additional percussion subtleties, and then there remain four numbers, about 15 minutes of music to compose, so that having the ballet complete by October is a sober prospect.





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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7882 on: July 13, 2019, 08:11:24 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/OS5KVlN99M8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/OS5KVlN99M8</a>
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7883 on: July 14, 2019, 01:51:08 PM »
And Bicycling Into the Sun (Feel the Burn) is done
Soon I shall attend to the piano version.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7884 on: July 17, 2019, 12:08:52 PM »
A Heart So White . . . the first consideration is that the fixed media be of a duration suitable to the declamation of the scene, so we might say that I have already been working backwards, in having created the fixed media first.  At some point (last year, I think) I timed myself in a reading of the scene (for fun, I should time the scene in the Orson Welles film) and in all this interval since, I have had the idea 10-11 minutes is about right for the fixed media . . . and there is space both to allow the text its space and  breath, and to allow the occasional "instrumental interlude"


Since the nature of the fixed media is such that the voices will not receive much pitch info pertinent to their lines therefrom, it seems to me that the live instruments will shoulder the supporting role of serving as pitch-reference, and I return to the necessity of creating the voice lines.
Prior to today's work, and I have probably posted them here at the HQ, I have two PDFs, dated 15 Jan 2018 and 26 Mar 2019.


So, what I shall do is, just write— get some form of vocal setting onto the desk, and clean up later. I want to have the piece done so that I can get the music to all the participants by mid-August, so that they have a good sense of what kind of rehearsal regime we need in September.

I did make fair progress today, and maybe I'll chip away at
it some more after a bite of supper.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7886 on: July 17, 2019, 03:51:11 PM »
I did make fair progress today, and maybe I'll chip away at
it some more after a bite of supper.



A tad more work
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7887 on: July 18, 2019, 07:20:28 AM »
More work, both in the voices and instruments, before heading out to therapy.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7888 on: July 18, 2019, 07:55:46 AM »
Hardcopy of the scene which I'm using for the writing covers four pages. I am presently about halfway down p.2. I shall see if, once back from therapy, I can reach the bottom of the page. And I'll set a tentative goal of having all the text some kind of set (understanding that I'll go back and may well need to tidy up) by Monday.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7889 on: July 18, 2019, 12:37:44 PM »
I have finished out the page
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7890 on: July 20, 2019, 10:01:49 AM »
Some more progress.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7891 on: July 21, 2019, 12:09:20 PM »
Getting there (Keeping in mind that I am essentially seeing to the text, and mean to get to "a kind of ending" from to circle back and clean up)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7892 on: July 21, 2019, 04:51:34 PM »
Getting there (Keeping in mind that I am essentially seeing to the text, and mean to get to "a kind of ending" from to circle back and clean up)

Looking good!  (Check bar 58: something seems awry there.)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7893 on: July 21, 2019, 06:21:54 PM »
Looking good!  (Check bar 58: something seems awry there.)

Will do; every now and again, I commit an errant click, and mess things up . . . .
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7894 on: July 22, 2019, 01:24:02 PM »
I believe I may have done with the text.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7895 on: July 22, 2019, 07:02:21 PM »
Cheers, Karl! (If I may borrow one of your own cherished greetings.)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7896 on: July 23, 2019, 08:24:08 AM »
Cheers, Karl! (If I may borrow one of your own cherished greetings.)

Thanks!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7897 on: July 24, 2019, 01:47:10 PM »
Some fine-tuning, as I gear up to finish the instrumental lines
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7898 on: July 25, 2019, 09:04:40 AM »
Some more polishing of the voices, and a bit more from the instruments
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7899 on: July 26, 2019, 03:39:46 PM »
Some nice progress today.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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