[ 2 July 2016 ]
The one-minute piece for flute and harp (for the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame call) ... I may title Another Erratic Adulterer. I think I may enjoy that musical caprice before settling in to earnest work on the trio (Oxygen Footprint).
. . . and, a little later that same day:
The duo who are commissioning the pieces specifically want dance (or, dance-inflected) pieces, so that title will not do, I don’t think. So we have instead sand dance.
This was one call where I heard absolutely nothing from the group, nor from the program, after my actual submission. (Just an observation.)
Rather a philosophical question: Is it better to hear nothing, or to receive the explicit No, thank you. . . ? It can break either way.
The sand dance, as I consider it now – unlike Out From the Unattanded Baggage, likewise a 60-second piece composed for a Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame call, but one which is quite complete as it stands – will actually expand into a somewhat more substantial piece quite easily.
But I don’t know if this is quite the time to see to that.