Another big week on the sabbatical:
Seeing as I got to the end of Movement IV of the Icelandic Folk Song Suite, I spent most of my work on this patching up holes in the music. I worked the transitions a lot and figured out how they’re going to work, patching up the last one just tonight (which is still a bit of a mess).
I’m definitely at the last 10% of the piece, which is often the most time-consuming. I’ve had this piece in my head for so long that, for much of it, I couldn’t get it down fast enough. I knew exactly where everything was going to go and how it was going to fit – well, most of it anyway. Now it’s the real nitty gritty.
Here’s what else transpired this week:
– I also got down some earlier choral sketches, but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep them. I like them, but we’ll see where it goes.
– Anticipating the WSO‘s Nordic Festival, Peter Johnson from the Lögberg-Heimskringla wrote an article about me and my musical development. It was centred around high school band, video games, and how I learned to write music. I’m really pleased with it and I hope that you pick up a paper to read it!
– I started some upcoming video game work, but nothing new to show. In fact, I don’t even think I can show it anyway.
– I had to rewrite some Drop Assault music because it didn’t pass the top rung of the ladder with the head company and the timeline was super tight, so Tuesday was a 15-hour day and impeded some progress on the following days. Clearly, I am not 18 anymore and can’t work like I used to.
– Speaking of Drop Assault, I’m doing a development diary for the music that I wrapped up this week. There will be some video, an interview portion, and a supplementary blog post on the “Combat” music. It should be up reasonably soon.
– And this is one of the most important ones: I put together the event for the Morgun premiere with the WSO. It’s going to be spectacular. If you’d like to come, all of the details are on the event page:
That’s it for this week!