Got home this morning at 10:00AM. A good evening last night went to a play and stayed at a friends.
Home and make coffee. I was smart to set up the room for today’s rehearsal last night before I left. Everything was working fine except I could not get a signal from the microphone. I’ll look into this for the next rehearsal.
Today we worked on two of the pieces we needed to complete in terms of knowing the form. When we started Roiling, I told the group that I had been practicing the opening main theme and that while practicing I made a mistake. I accidentally added an extra note but thought it was a variable to be considered. I played what happened and the group embraced this. I presented what I thought would be a good way to use this. We try it a few times and Alan makes another suggestion using the “less is more” model. This sounds and works out better. This one note shift really makes an interesting difference so this part has been modified by only one note but we only play this a few times. We run through this piece a number of times.
Next out to the blazer pub for lunch. Good conversation about a recent email I received and other musical events.
Back home we work on Inside the Insides. As we are playing I forget one of my parts. Another one of those I wrote it but can’t remember it. When I do find it, Alan has an issue with one of the chords claiming he feels it sounds too dissonant. I jokingly said I was just going for a Schoenberg quote. This part is already out of the tonality of the other two guitarists. I play a little and Kevin suggests one alternate chord. This seems to work so I’ll go with this. I have to now adjust the length of this part. This will be personal work. We also took some time to discuss where we are headed regarding recording this music and moving on to new work. Alan says he has some new Ideas and I recently sent the group two new things I have.
After the meeting I drive Kevin home and we go out to dinner. Kevin continually recommends these asian restaurants in Flushing and I wanted to try one. He took me to this all vegetarian place that made dishes like faux chicken pork & fish. Amazing tasting food, Could not tell it was vegetarian. We also went out to talk about some specific things. A good conversation.
Home by 8:30. I call my sister, my brother and a friend.
When I looked through my email I recieved an invitation to go to a performance on March 26th in Italy for Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists. Tempting.
I also got an invite to go and play either solo or with the trio on March 27th.
A good day.