Composing recharge

June 19, 2011

I make a point of having “down time” between composition projects. Recharging your batteries, tilling the soil, NOT thinking about music, and getting out of town. For a composer, this builds up an intense horniness so that I can’t wait to start composing.

Well, tomorrow is the end of my mini-vacation away from composing. I look forward to starting composing again. I’ve watched quite a few movies over the past week–having finished school as well–and I’ve just about had enough. My battery is recharged and I’m ready to go to work.

And just as I was about to turn on the television, I got a fatal message saying my cable TV was terribly broken. Alright, alright! I got the message.

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Leonid June 22, 2011 at 5:28 am

Roger, it’s good to catch up on the news.

As for me, I’ve recently stumbled across a volume of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” at my dacha, and thought I’d read a page or two passages for fun. As a matter of fact, I got so drawn into the action, that I’m already done with volumes 1 and 2. We had studied this stuff at school, it was usual to skip all the “war” action. But now you discover completely new layers of meaning.

This work of art really puts one’s life into perspective. This is one of the values of an artistic view of the world.

It’s interesting that, say, Chekhov was not a master of huge forms like Tolstoy, but Czechov’s stories are true masterpieces still.

As long as a piece is checked, finnished and polished, it deserves at least some attention. This is exactly what I tried to do with my “Airports”, op. 3:

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