Sunday, June 20, 2010
June 20 - Climbing
Leave for Lisa Scola Prosek's in what seems (with the late schedule of late) the middle of the night, but it's mid-morning, and by arrival, close to noon, for the annual San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra retreat with
Martha Stoddard. There's time thereafter to sneak down to
Half Moon Bay's
(evidently a favorite)
Songs on Crane: V. The Heart (In the Desert)
In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter - bitter," . . .
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."
the final performance of Fresh Voices: Program B (a pleasure once again to hear Aldan Jenks's Letter from Linda, Robert Denham's Sutter Creek [enriched by new visuals, which the dedicated Wayne Wong had requested], David Garner's Medea Alone, and Jeff Myers's The Hunger Art), and finally home, lamentably laden with a tombstone set from a negligent party, alas. No matter. Directors Harriet, Meghan, and I soldier on, and upon return edit and post more
Waiting for Godot, including XXIX. His Hat! and incorporate the first movement of Magnificat into Vespers.