In these busy, many months, I almost don't know what I can write about... there's too much. I'll narrow it down to just a few jots.
I got my Steinway.
I'm still improvising.
My trepidation is starting to melt away.
I asked myself the other day, what direction I thought the music world was headed in these days. With the revival of bluegrass and all things homemade, I'm pretty sure there's going to be a shift from a lot of the electronic stuff we've been hearing in the past few decades. It won't disappear, but I anticipate a big split between a school where technology rules music, and a school that completely rejects technology and heads back to acoustics. A parallel extension of that could be what I think of as neo-impressionism. Define that as you would imagine. I don't see a frightened grab at classical form, but of something more rustic or perhaps primitive. And/or music freed by expression in rebellion of highly controlled, mathematically based composition. I guess time will tell. And everyone's always floating their own boat. Who am I to say any of them have leaks?
Where do you think music is headed these days?
I forgot how tedious this writing thing can be...
Here we go, Post grad 5: https://ia801809.us.archive.org/10/items/20130529213317/20130529%20213317.mp3