09 July 2014

Postcard to Somerville

Dear -,

I've been in "the ballet bunker," back at consistent work (at last) on White Nights. The task so far has been the "restoration" of the scenes already composed (composed long ago, really). It is well, as the dual result is a score with all the detail added, so that parts can be ready at a moment's notice, and (as it is some years since last I did any fresh work on the piece) I am reacquainting myself with, well, my own work...so that I can resume composing in a manner entirely organic with the 90 minutes of music already done.

A sublimely impractical project, but at the last, the musical world will suffer no doubt that I am a composer . . . .

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