April 11 - Light on Light
Pdf of Merton Songs 62,
Long Barn and
over the Benicia,
Valley College, for review with the Theoreticians -- brief video clips of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring (the original Martha Graham choreography), Harry Partch's U.S. Highball, and Richard Rodgers's The Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi, voice-leading exercises on Duke Ellington's Concerto for Cootie and Jester Hairston's Elijah Rock, rhythmicwork referencing John Cage's Sonata for Toy Piano, and a recapitulation of Olivier Messiaenic Octatonic Scales (Whole-Step-Half-Step and Half-Step-Whole-Step), plus Blues Scales (C Lydian and Dorian) and the Richard Berry Louie Louie. Just enough time in the lab thereafter to do a Tritone Orchestra recording of The Decameron: First Day, Novel V. "The Marquessa of Montferat and the King of France" before blitzing to
John Bilotta's for a second John McGrew Haiku rehearsal. Home forewtih to compose the next for Decameron (71) and incorporate the final sheet of Psalm 92 (9) into Psalms, Book IV.