Archive for May, 2008
I finally posted Chapter 9 of The Game of Gynwig. I finished writing Chapter 15 of the story today; it’s a bit strange trying to get back into it, I can’t exactly remember what all my intentions were, and my notes are disorganized. After the next 10 chapters or so, which I think I have [...]
Wow, that was awesome! Seeing The Fellowship of the Ring at Wolf Trap on Thursday with the entire score played live (choirs included) was the best concert I’ve ever been to (not that I’ve been to a great many). Hearing the music live really brought it to life (obviously). The orchestra sounded fantastic, and their [...]
My sleeping schedule is still completely messed up. :-( However, today is the day! Tonight I’m off to Wolf Trap to see a Lord of the Rings music concert! A live orchestra and choir will be playing the entire film score along with a showing of the film. Woohoo! I’m extremely excited. I just hope [...]
Spent the day writing music, more specifically my entry for the current Orchestration Challenge. I am quite pleased with my entry, but of course I won’t be able to share it for a few weeks… not until mid June most likely, when the current round will end. I was planning on only spending an hour [...]
I tried working on my novels today… Current word count for Simmion’s Show: 4,200Current word count for The Game of Gynwig: 41,700 I probably blogged about this before, but Simmion’s Show is about a kid who exchanges years of his life for the ability to do real magic, which he uses to become a famous [...]
I was trying to study some music theory today, and I’m not too fond of how most music theory books are organized. Ideally, in my opinion, they should teach entirely by examples, showing fragments of pieces, showing their similarities, and extracting the “rules” from them, so that you can immediately see where they apply. Instead [...]
I’ve been busy all day. After being busy and after going out to eat with the family, I tried composing, but I couldn’t get anything worthwhile out of my head, and whatever I did get down put me to sleep. Boring day. But the dull days of my life need blog posts to, eh?
I’m reading a little biography of Mozart, and decided I should finish this piece… I’m not sure I like the name “Mozart’s Dream”, but I guess it works. I stole most of the chordal accompaniment from his 40th symphony; I’m sure most people can recognize those violas in the beginning. Ah, Mozart’s great, isn’t he? [...]
I’m trying to get my sleep schedule back on some sort of track, so I’m going to bed now, nice and early, so I don’t have time to write this blog! Bye!
My sleep schedule is completely messed up, unfortunately… I was awake all night and asleep all day. Argh! School’s over, but not all the grades are in, so it doesn’t feel entirely over yet. I’m still not sure exactly what I’ll be doing all summer (or next year, for that matter). I need to sort [...]