I’m about to begin the long process of dissasembling my studio and packing into my pickup truck for the long drive to Ohio. I almost finished this piece for Jack Stamp’s wind symphony at IUP, but I still need an ending. I wish I could do a fade out – that’s what sounds best to me at the moment. Also, I still have no title. Some ideas, including one I might keep, but need to think on that a bit more.
I did come up with a title for the next piece, which I’ll be doing for a high school in Indiana. It will the fourth of my “Parody Suite pieces, based around the Holst Suites in Eb and F. I should put it in the key E… (…sound of crickets…). Uh, anyway, it’ll be more dreamlike and textural in character than the other three (Chester Leaps In, ImPercynations, and MetaMarch). This should complete the suite, though I reserve the right to do more of these parody pieces – they’re incredibly fun to write.
So, time to pack. I’ll be on the road with my brother for a couple of days, then after a detour through East Lansing to pick up V, we’re off to Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio, to meet with C & M, and ride massive rollercoasters until we lose our funnel cakes all over the pavement.
Maybe I’ll have an epiphany on titles while I’m accelerating straight upward 420 feet into the air at 120mph. See you in Ohio!