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Blink!

December 2, 2006 Uncategorized

Joel Puckett is the guest composer at Michigan State this weekend, with the Wind Symphony (conducted by fellow composer and DMA grad. student, Jim Colonna) doing his recent work, Blink!, tomorrow. I first met Joel a couple of years ago at the CBDNA convention in New York, and then again briefly at Midwest last year, but we had never had a chance to really hang, so this weekend has seen some long-overdue good times. Last night, after some sushi and sake, we ended up at the MSU/Ohio State hockey game. Now, Joel has Blue running through his veins, so he was in enemy territory, but he embraced the Spartan green…literally:


Joel Puckett and Sparty, December 1st, 2006

He’s been super-cool to hang with, as I suspected would be the case from JN’s previous report from KU, and I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s concert. I’ve only heard the piece from the perspective of sitting behind the percussion section, so I still haven’t really heard the flutes, or clarinets, or, well, the woodwinds…

(Oh, the Spartans smashed OSU handily, 4-1. Go Green!)