October 8 - Ascents, Assents
The daily pdf,
where the Theoreticians await Week 8, with Dictation / Board Harmony on Frederic Chopin's Piano Prelude in E Minor, plus F Minor (Natural and Harmonic), Ab and Db Major, the Chromatic Scale, and C Triads.
Out briefly to pick up more blank CD's at
back to the lab to record the second and third movements of Triple Concerto for Bassoon, Contrabassoon, and Harp ("Family"), Op. 201,
past the Poverty Hills
Compose and edit in the evening
Pdf Lot in Life: I (13)
Detail-edit Decameron - Third Day: I (15)
Compose D-TD: II (3)
, in tandem with Harriet over dinner and, astoundingly enough, Dancing with the Stars, thinking about the flexibility of humanity (on beyond dance) re leading (in this case conceiving and being in a production) and following (i.e., as spectators) -- the notion, for instance that H and M, among the watchers in this instance become leaders (as so many others) in other arenas... the co-operative, social animals in so many capacities.
This leads to a googling / Wikapedia'ing of Humans, and taking further wanderings re
anatomical and behavioral modernity,
brain vs. associational/group size (Dunbar's Number, which calls into question all of our "Friends" on Facebook),
the human-illumined homeland
on a number
connected issues / tissues ...
Not satisfied with the recordings of the afternoon, try anew in the late hours with the Garishtone Orchestra alone setting all soloists to 100 and ripieno players to 50.