Nov 2010

Going Back Home with C. S. Lewis

It is interesting, how after 20 years, something takes on a whole new meaning when it is encountered again. I recently experienced this when I came across the quote below from C. S. Lewis' work "Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold". I am glad that I am not the same person I was when I first read this so many years ago but there is apart of me that wishes I had seen this before. Regrets over so many lost opportunities, I think . But that is the past I can enjoy this insightful passage. Thanks Mr Lewis!


The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the
Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my
country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it
all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it
now feels not like going, but like going back.

– Psyche


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Projects

I know the news has been slow around here. I have been busy with many things, not the least of which are simmering compositional endeavors.


I am presently working on a piano quartet, a series of solo instrumental works and Max/MSP, as well as continued explorations into the relationships between visual and auditory spectra.


For those who might be interested
here is a PDF of the first two pages of my score for the quartet.

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IAM Encounter and NYC

I have posted some photos from the IAM encounter in the media page. This was on the panel discussion "Does Avant-Garde still mean anything?" In the photos, from left to right, you'll see saxophonist extraordanaire and moderator Kevin Gosa, film maker Gregory King, visual artist Brent Dickinson, myself and playwright/director/actor Michael Albanese. It really was a great trip and conference. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet the other guys on the panel. I only wish we had more time for the panel discussion. It seemed that we just got rolling when our time was up. I met some other great folks including several other composers including David Davies and Toby Twining.


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