Yesterday was a classic “my life” day – composition and arranging in the morning, a RetroChic gig in the evening, and then a drive to London around the closed section of the M3, arriving some time not far off three in the dead of night. Five hours later I was out of bed (off the sofa, to be exact) and am currently using my time to catch up on various things that need to be done before the new week strikes in earnest.
Last night’s playing was certainly fun, surrounded by the products of the cider mill and with several gently tipsy revellers dancing away in full view. We may still be a little loose around the occasional edge in one or two of our songs, but we certainly give value for money, playing two sets of over an hour each and only switching things off at midnight, hence the late eastward journey.
It is one service down and one to go today, and I have already jotted down some notes onto paper, early ideas for a new piece, and am planning to get some more done this afternoon. Then there is the round of social media, ever necessary, ever intrusive, and the more I get done now the more I can switch off when I get back to the burrow.
One of this morning’s emails informed me that the Daniel Blitz Clavichord Project has gone live on YouTube. This was one of those online submissions for which I wrote a piece a long time ago and then, in my way, moved immediately onto the next project – in fact, when David Bohn sent me an email to ask about my piece I actually had to dig out the file to remind myself what it was.
Winding Down was the piece, written for clavichord and containing a maximum of one hundred notes – I think I went to 99 – and the recording should appear on the YouTube channel in the not too distant future. I’ll announce that event here, and look forward to hearing the results very much indeed.