Or could it be I don’t really fit in with this crowd?
Anyway, back to your regularly-scheduled content.
Here is a quick note to say that I am beyond proud and honored to count so many women as my friends and colleagues. Unfortunately I did not march (it was audition weekend, but then I ended up catching a cold that left me bedridden), but man, what a day.
My composer friend Marie Incontrera probably expressed my sentiment best:
I am not marching today. I am not protesting today. My entire existence, for the next four years, is resistance. My art, my survival.
(More on this later, once I’ve finished my next piece.)
Here is a submission into the Composer FAIL category where I’m not sure if this is a FAIL or WIN, so I’ll let you guys decide.
“Emerging female composers are invited to submit works for unaccompanied upper voices for inclusion in Dulciana Vocal Ensemble’s second ♀concert. Selected works will be performed alongside pieces by Estonian composer Galina Grigorjeva, and recordings will be provided to the composers. Successful pieces will show a good understanding of writing for the idiom, and display an original, creative compositional voice.”
So I submitted Prisoner of Conscience.
Since this was a call for female composer scores, I went with a pseudonym that was equally fantastic and amazing as Captain Hammer.
Happy 2017 everyone! Hopefully this year will be better than the last (I know a few of us believe 2016 was absolutely horrid), but maybe some good came out of the past year? Maybe?
For funsies I thought I’d do one of those Best Nine Collages and see what the Internet thought were my best pictorial moments in my life.