Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 11 - Light en Medias Res

Another brutal early departure, but duty calls down the freeway past

Long Barn's

cows and

eucalypts, over the

Benicia Bridge, beyond

Mt. Diablo, to

St. Mary's for the




Perceiving the Performing Arts, with a brilliant intro dance presentation by Jia, and perceptive group discussion on

Jeanette Winterson's Art Objects led by Rebecca (music will be to the fore next Tuesday).

Before class, Jia reveals the details of the audio-visual set up, such that it looks like only the computer and visual adapter need be brought;

after, she helps activate email account and internet access, arrangement of faculty ID number, pictue, and parking pass -- much obliged!

And timely, as the car has received a violation warning (this after an entire last spring semester of parking in the upper eastern lots, and never once having encountered similar).

Off we go again. Quiz 3 for the Diablo Valley College Theoreticians, with examples drawn from Native American, Gregorian, and Medieval pedagogical sources, stopping off belately at the Business Office, followed by a

financial run through the











to Berkeley,

stopping for lunch and

paper grading (again a strong showing), picking up

Sex and the Bible: The Opera (Part I) postcards, then the


road and over

the bridge


San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra first rehearsal of Return to Return to Surrento with music of John Bilotta (Quantum Mechanic), Philip Freihofner (Three Ways to Cook a Fish: II),

David Graves (Tickertape),

Loren Jones (The Lost Plateau), Phil Lockwood (A Blade of Grass),

Lisa Scola Prosek (Sorrento Canzonetta),

Kit Ruscoe (Sorrento),

Martha Stoddard (Duo Concertante for Flute, Marimba, and Chamber Orchestra), Davide Verotta (Come back but where!? [Torna ma dove?!]), Erling Wold (per Margherita Eugenia), and Mark Alburger (Salome Suite and Pini di Surriento).

Congrats to John Kendall Bailey and family on the birth of his daughter!

Home through the misty, clear darkness -- how is it possible to composer page whatever (27) of Vespers: II and publication-prepare another sheet (10) for Psalm 5?