Saturday, March 7
Kauai/Princeville, day 7
The rainy day pattern of weather here has been very conducive to writing, and Let Them Not Say is now sent off for review by the conductor. Undoubtedly, as is always the case, there will be corrections and adjustments to make—perhaps even some re-writing if I’ve overplayed the ensemble’s ability—but this initial complete draft is something I feel quite good about.
The work’s poet, Jane Hirshfield, was scheduled to appear at a talk in Honolulu during our week there, and we were excited to go and introduce ourselves, perhaps find a moment to get acquainted. I went online to purchase tickets for her talk and, alas, due to travel concerns surrounding covid-19 the event’s been cancelled...Read More