Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31 - Hallowed Afternoon

Not many trick-or-treaters in our neighorhood (indeed, none, typically), but a third edited page of Psalm 36 and 21st-Century Music work before heading out in the late cloud-tossed afternoon towards Napa and

Sonoma for a

connective walk between

the heights


Charlie Brown Cutting Horses and the

Roberts Road final bend straightaway, part of a series of walks from the California Coast to the Nevada border.

From palmic


the way



down past





other) to






the intelligent cows and general
















evening for two more Cats, Dogs, and Divas studio-recording videos:

II. Long Time and

III. Between Depression.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30 - Let the Suffering Begin Anew!

Finish the print version of the belated September 2010 21st-Century Music, at take to printer -- but before the latter, it's time for the first rehearsal (assisted for the first time by YouTube clips from the previous production) of the Job: A Masque revival (November 13, SF Community Music Center), with

Maria Mikheyenko - Satan / Zophar the Naamathite / Servant IV
Marilyn Pratt - Job
Heather Klein - Elihu / Servant I
Harriet March Page - God / Bildad the Shuhite
Suzanna Mizell - Eliphaz the Temanite / Servant II
Kate Bautch - Job's Wife / Servant III

-- a talented team indeed!

Home with Harriet thereafter in the violent late-afternoon light,

dinner and a movie (Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution, 1957), then late-night shenanigans including work on the November and December issues of 21st-Century Music (embedding a nice Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 excerpt, among other endeavors), catching up with Brian Gibson on Facebook and Howling Chip on YouTube, producing a second edited page of Psalm 36, and the videos du noire as

Embedded Inventions: XV. Hemiola and

Cats, Dogs, and Divas: I. Introduction (Film)

Friday, October 29, 2010

October 29 - Armchair Travailer

Harriet out on an all-day job and more, while the labours at home include fininishing the edits for Psalm 35 "Strive with Them" (through page 8), plus videos for Embedded Inventions: XIII. Stravinsky and

XIV. Cha-Cha. Also work on the November and December 2010 issues of 21st-Century Music, embedding video and providing author links (the latter for the first time), and begin editing Psalm 36.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28 - Refined Passages

Another edited page (4) of Psalm 35, a late missive a la mere, and Quiz 11 for the Theoreticians -- with musical examples drawn from Duke Ellington, Olivier Messiaen, Bela Bartok, John Cage, Jester Hairston, and Richards Rodgers and Berry. Beeline home

thereafter for videos re

Embedded Inventions: XI. Terminal and

XII. Shimmer Henry.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27 - Cool, Collected

For the day's accounting: videos of Embedded Inventions: IX. Lurch and

X. Joy; third page edited for Psalm 35; the discovery of an Alban Berg Wozzeck film on YouTube, and the rest of the Richard Rodgers Do-Re-Mi song for the Theoreticians. More paper grading and Elephant Barring, then the

History of Rock class with more

60's and beyond next week.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26 - More Highs

The day's endeavors include videos for Embedded Inventions: VII. Cascade and

VIII. Beethoven and Mahler, a second edited page of Psalm 35, and a belated postal greeting to the patient Steve Adams. Theory gets a quintuple dose of videos: Deploration Passacaglias: Couperin, Bach, and Handel -- plus the 12-tone fugato that is part of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story: Cool and Richard Rodgers's The Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi for dictation/keyboard-solfege. Paper grading at Elephant Bar and beyond, then Music Literature class from Franz Liszt to John Philip Sousa, looking ahead to the

Early 20th-Century.

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25 - Tropic of Can, Sir

Do the day's videos (Embedded Inventions: VI. Beguine and

V. Chromasyncop), begin editing Psalm 35, and mail out the MTNA Composition Competitions material -- before the

blastoff to DVC for Duke Ellington's Concerto for Cootie as dictation and board harmony.

Home thereafter, via a financial stop, to embed more videos on the Music History blog in preparation for the evening classes.