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Greetings EOL: Nice presentation on "Starry Eyed." Cheers. J
Thank you Eugene... Nice picture. :)
No, no. Reading back, what I mean to say is this: EOL, this piece is much too incidental for you. In your "Hurt" (for example) I hear the slightly unsettling beauty in chaos and sadness - or a truth. So, where is the truth in your organ work? I believe you have concealed it within the incidental. But I would still love to know this truth. Perhaps you will be visited by the spirits of Massenet & Hindemith ... or maybe even Schmidt? And when you awaken, your truth will be evident and we will hear what is hidden in the sortie.
You are dead right about incidental music: I like to make music for music's sake, so I am not currently interested in creating incidental music. :) Thank you for your thought-provoking comments on the organ piece Sortie... I tried to put all the love and hope I had for my sister who was getting married, and for her couple. If there is any "truth" to it, it's this love and hope. :) I hope that it makes sense.
Thank you for your useful review of my song Barcelona Lullaby. I love your critic's composure - cool, precise, yet somehow kind in your consideration of the space we share in music. Now, about your little "Sortie." Sounds to me like you are up to a bit of mischief with this one. Your song is either somehow predicting what happens to the couple when they leave the church (and maybe for the next ten years) or your are intentionally filling a horribly awkward void among wedding guests who, perhaps, discovered themselves at this wedding instead of a baptism or funeral. There is intentional mischief in this piece, yes, I can hear it.
Thank you for your nice words on my "critic's composure". I try to be, indeed, precise and kind, but also true to my feelings. While my reaction to music are strong, I know that it can also be personal, so I tend to be "cool" with my remarks (i.e. not to take myself too seriously, even though I am dead serious). :)