April 30 - Progressive Revelation


Second rehearsal of San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra's Alternate Facts and Lying Together (8pm, Saturday, May 6, 2017, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA), including Leon Hyman's Ubnucho (2012) / Yehi Hasdecha (2013) / Psalm 23 (2015),


Harry Bernstein's Plan B (2013),


Scott Sterling's Musical Portraits No. 2 (2017),


Davide Verotta's Felicit√°? (Happiness?) (2017),


Mark Alburger's The Decameron: Seventh Day ("Cheating Wives and Other Indiscretions"), Op. 262 (2017), and Stardust's True of Voice Entr'acte (2017) --


after making the way south


via more part-production at Cybercopy,


on the 31st day of summer, high again 84 (tying for the highest of the year) --

Pleasant Hill, 85
Pinole, 77
San Francisco, 72 --

and finishing up orchestration of John Cage's The Perilous Night: VI, for Cage Orchestrations, Op. 265...

April 29 - Clicking


Another work day, 30th of summer, high 84 -- highest temperature of the year -- with endeavors including orchestrating system 35 re John Cage's The Perilous Night: VI, as part of Cage Orchestrations, Op. 265...

April 28 - Choral Fantasy


With Harriet to hear the Solano College College Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by DVC colleague Jonathan Knight, in Gabriel Faure's Pavane, Op. 50 (1887) and John Rutter's Gloria (1974),


followed by a late shopping run, and the orchestration of system 34 re John Cage's The Perilous Night: VI, for Cage Orchestrations, Op. 265 -- on the 29th day of summer, high again 75...

April 27 - Parallel Universe


First rehearsal of San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra's Alternate Facts and Lying Together (8pm, May 6, 2017, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco) at Park Presidio United Methodist Church, includingMark Alburger's The Decameron: Seventh Day ("Cheating Wives and Other Indiscretions"), Op. 262 (2017),


Scott Sterling's Musical Portraits No. 2 (2017),


Stardust's True of Voice Entr'acte (2017),


Davide Verotta's Felicit√°? (Happiness?),


Harry Bernstein's Quintetessence Plan B (2013), and


Leon Hyman's Ubnucho (2012) / Yehi Hasdecha (2013) / Psalm 23 (2015).

***


A


morning


of


Sting's King of Pain as Dictation / Keyboard-Solfege / Board Harmony for the Theoreticains, followed by


Quiz 13


(musical examples drawn from works of Philip Glass, Roger Waters, and John Williams).


Parts reproduction at Cybercopy,


yet


another


diversion


to


San Ramon



for power c[h]ordal AWOL,


then


on to


Park Presidio for the fabuloso practice-perfecting, on the 28th day of summer, high 75 --

Pleasant Hill, 76
San Ramon, 77
Pinole, 67
San Francisco, 64

-- Orchestrating system 33 John Cage The Perilous Night: VI, as part of Cage Orchestrations, Op. 265...

April 26 - Later Music...


Write Four Bars of Music


Write a Short Essay on a Favorite Piece (including information on Composer and/or Performer)


Listening

[8770] Michael Cooke - Ha Meaggel

Thomas Ades - Totentanz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G8ySgSayK8

Mason Bates - Warehouse Medicine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjZ1HhvZPlg

Steven Price - Gravity: Debris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFJdAAXaMRU

Feona Jones - Morning Mist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kifaC2P_Mv4

Lady Gaga - Poker Face
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESGLojNYSo

***


An unexpected party in the Music History class,


where we are joined by a number of visitors -- welcome!


86th day of spring,


high 69 --


locally


and in Pleasant Hill (San Ramon, 67 / Pinole, 61) --


errands upon return and orchestration re system 32 John Cage's The Perilous Night: VI, as part of Cage Orchestrations, Op. 265...

April 25 - Shining


With the Music Theoreticians, for Dictation / Board Harmony re


Roger Waters's Shine On You Crazy Diamond: III and


Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach: BED,

 on


the


27th


day of


summer,


high 72 (Pleasant Hill, 70 / Pinole, 66)  --


returning


under


spectacular


skies


for


 medical


adventures



the acquiring of


Martin Rees's (b. 1942)

   What We Still Don't Know (2004)
     I. Are We Alone?
     II. Are We Real?

and orchestration of system 31 John Cage The Perilous Night: VI, for Cage Orchestrations, Op. 265...