Kona, day 22
Kona, day 22
The first few hours of the day were good and productive; a little writing and idea-generating, and then some listening and writing an evaluation. The music I’m hearing for this evaluation is very different than mine; much more extreme in technique and color, a style often labeled ‘new complexity’. Labels do little to reveal the magic created by a composer’s choices, but such terms do, I suppose, provide a vague grouping of aesthetic approaches. At any rate, it’s been an interesting few days of listening to this music and appreciating what the composer’s accomplishing dramatically and gesturally. The music’s quite compelling, really, and I’m growing from these repeated close listenings. It’s taken up some time, but I’m glad to have had the exposure; time very well spent.
A phone call came in at 8, and I thoroughly enjoyed an hour’s visit with Jason, in Miami. Wonderful to just catch up, talk books, life, family, crazy-current-world, etc. What a great way to spend the morning’s coffee. Definitely a highlight of the day.
The remainder of the day continued productively with cooking, yoga, writing, finishing the evaluation, and some relaxation. A good, good day. But we’re definitely looking forward to getting back…