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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7860 on: June 08, 2019, 08:41:08 AM »
Thanks! I'm very glad that there is progress; and they told me I'd need to be patient with myself. Spirits remain good!

They were correct Karl. You do need to be patient with yourself; that, in my experience, is the most difficult and frustrating part of a process such as this. but if you are so, it will pay dividends.
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« Reply #7861 on: June 10, 2019, 08:09:36 AM »
Thanks! I'm very glad that there is progress; and they told me I'd need to be patient with myself. Spirits remain good!

Improvement by small increments can be deceptive. One day to the next seems like an infinitesimal improvement, although they accumulate. It's like what your grandfather explained to you about compound interest. :)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7862 on: June 10, 2019, 08:38:20 AM »
They were correct Karl. You do need to be patient with yourself; that, in my experience, is the most difficult and frustrating part of a process such as this. but if you are so, it will pay dividends.

Improvement by small increments can be deceptive. One day to the next seems like an infinitesimal improvement, although they accumulate. It's like what your grandfather explained to you about compound interest. :)

Thanks, gents! Spirits are good!
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« Reply #7863 on: June 10, 2019, 09:38:46 AM »
Thanks, gents! Spirits are good!

We've been a bit patronizing? :)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7864 on: June 20, 2019, 09:09:32 AM »
Whew! My laptop is back up & running.

Good therapy session this morning;  more marginal improvement in the left shoulder.
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« Reply #7865 on: June 20, 2019, 11:07:48 AM »
Whew! My laptop is back up & running.

Good therapy session this morning;  more marginal improvement in the left shoulder.


Very glad to hear it!  It is amazing how computers have become essential, rather than a luxury.
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« Reply #7866 on: June 20, 2019, 11:11:12 AM »
Whew! My laptop is back up & running.

Good therapy session this morning;  more marginal improvement in the left shoulder.

Excellent news, both about the 'puter and your left side.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7867 on: June 20, 2019, 04:49:19 PM »
Thanks, gents!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7868 on: June 26, 2019, 12:13:11 PM »
Excellent news, both about the 'puter and your left side.

Sarge

And, Sarge, I am delighted that you should think so well of Thoreau!
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« Reply #7869 on: June 26, 2019, 12:57:51 PM »
And, Sarge, I am delighted that you should think so well of Thoreau!

The broader interpretation did it. A well-spent half hour.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7870 on: June 26, 2019, 02:28:14 PM »
The broader interpretation did it. A well-spent half hour.

Sarge

Thank you!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7871 on: June 26, 2019, 05:31:52 PM »
Whew! My laptop is back up & running.

Good therapy session this morning;  more marginal improvement in the left shoulder.

Good to hear Karl on both accounts - hope for your continued improvement!  Dave :)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7872 on: June 27, 2019, 04:08:34 AM »
Cheers, Dave!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7873 on: June 28, 2019, 11:52:43 AM »
The Triad concerts are tonight and tomorrow night.

And the k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble concert is Tuesday at lunchtime.

I am thinking about Mistaken for the Sacred, which I originally intended as a wooden percussion solo for Olivia Kieffer
 accompanied by fixed media, and for which I wound up composing wind parts, in which form we have performed the piece twice.

After the reasonable success of this alternate version, I meant to compose out a solo for Liv, but other tasks distracted me.
Somehow it is today that I am considering this article of unfinished business.  I began to wonder if the "solution" is to allow the percussionist free improvisatory rein; and I put this question to Liv (or is this a cop-out on my part?)
And altough she is capable of just improvising (and cooprtative so to do, if that be my wish), her suggestion was that even some kind of structgure/guidance would be a valuable springboard, so shall I soon act upon this capital suggestion.

Bother, the tweaked fixed media is something I lost in the OS crash.

The Good News I — it is the only loss from that vexatious interlude
The Good News II — I can rebuild it fairly easily.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7874 on: June 29, 2019, 04:45:23 PM »
Well, the really good news is: I was only confused, and I did not in fact lose my tweaked fixed media.


I did, however tinker with a new mix.


So now, I enjoy the luxurious choice between two files (if, that is, I do not find today's product to be gilding the lily.)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7875 on: June 30, 2019, 03:38:07 PM »
Today's concert went splendidly, and we enjoyed a sizeable and warmly appreciative audience.
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« Reply #7876 on: June 30, 2019, 04:21:21 PM »
What was the program, Karl ?  :)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7877 on: July 01, 2019, 03:06:00 PM »
KH: Yesterday's Snow

Pamela Marshall: Conversation, With Cascades
Marshall: Chasing Ghosts
KH: These Unlikely Events #3
Timothy Bowlby: Laurels (world première)
Marshall: Whisper
KH: Zen on the Wing

All pieces, 2 flutes, horn & percussion
except the Bowlby, flute/alto flute/piccolo (one player.
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« Reply #7878 on: July 02, 2019, 04:15:45 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7879 on: July 11, 2019, 04:48:16 PM »
A good start
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot