01 November 2009


Music is no different from opium.
— The Ayatollah Khomeini

. . . he makes the sound that beards make
when used for straining soup.

— Viv Stanshall (of the Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band),
“My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies”

Started the blog a year ago today. In this time, I have newly composed:
  1. stars & guitars for bass flute & harp
  2. two pieces for cello ensemble, Marginalia & Après-lullaby
  3. two pieces for flute & clarinet duo, Heedless Watermelon & All the Birds in Mondrian’s Cage

I have arranged:

  1. Lutosławski’s Lullaby for cello ensemble
  2. Heedless Watermelon for viola & cello

. . . and made modifications to the trumpet original of The Angel Who Bears a Flaming Sword.

I’ve made a good start on a new orchestral piece.

I’ve played four recitals, and have a fifth scheduled shortly.

Lux Nova Press have prepared editions of Out in the Sun and Bless the Lord, O My Soul.

Perhaps the blog is a success, perhaps the blog is not much of a success. However that question may hang, I’m pleased with my music-making this year, and pleased to have it reflected on the blog. I shall consider that success enough at present.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Karl! Thought I would cross over and extend how much we cherish your music, and more importantly, your kindness and friendship.

(in Colorado)