Before the Readings – April 3, 2013
|Composer Participants, Mentor Composers
& George Manahan
The Underwood New Music Readings promise to be an intense three days, but until they get under way next week, there’s not much left for me to do. The score and parts for my piece, Music for elsewhere, are made, printed, bound, and in the right hands, travel plans are in place, and all seems well.
So despite the fact that I lived with the piece, all day, every day for six months, Monday will be the start of really getting to “know” it. Maybe it will sound exactly as I’ve imagined it or maybe my inner ear will have taken me wildly off-course; most likely, it will be somewhere in between. In any case, it’s a thrilling prospect. After all, the places we find without a compass are usually more rewarding than the intended destination was ever going to be.