Changing my paper topic a
week before the deadline
Ah, the writing process. Hours and hours of painstaking work all to be thrown out because inspiration strikes. New inspiration. Completely different inspiration. Not just a tangent – an entirely new avenue. Why did this inspiration wait until the eleventh hour to show up and not, you know, two months ago? Who knows.
So as I’ve been working on my “Trio Fantasy” for the Strata Festival of New Music, it seems that every bit of material I work on wants to wind up here:
5 Ways to Keep Your Cool
and again and again and again
We've all been there, you're hard at work inputing your score into Sibelius and all of the sudden it closes. No warning. No reason. Just that "Sibelius has closed unexpectedly." No shit.
So here are some ways to keep your close when Sibelius crashes again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.
Frugality, frugality for me is a necessity!
I hope you heard that to the melody of "Spectacular, Spectacular" from Moulin Rouge, or as it is less well-known, the overture to "Orpheus in the Underworld" by Jacques Offenbach. You're welcome for the earworm.
So you might be asking yourself, "What on earth does this have to do with composition??? I thought this was a composition blog??" Well, sure. But it's also what life is like as a freelance composer, and this is soooo what I'm going through right now.