I’m now in Marktoberdorf, Germany, giving a week-long composition masterclass as part of the Bavarian Summer Music Academy. This is in conjunction with a wind band component, which is currently rehearsing four of my works (Suite Dreams, Dusk, Stampede, and MetaMarch) for their concert Saturday night. They’re all in sectionals at the moment, so I can hear the clarinets rehearsing Suite Dreams juxtaposed against trumpets working on Stampede. Ivesian … and very cool.
Had a great vacation last week in Malcesine in northern Italy – this is the same place we went last year, and is the location for the sunrise that inspired First Light. This year, I managed to get a cool photo of a night-time storm from the terrace: