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Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 07:26 pm
The Play, Sacrifices, and Pärt

This weekend was pretty chalk full of events. After the play, the concert, and everything else, I'm really tired.

The play went very well. The final performance was incredibly good and Gary walked away with a smile on his face. I've been getting lots of compliments about it and the music.

After the last show on Saturday night, the cast went out to Old Chicago's and had a blast telling various life stories. Afterward, we went to the parking lot, outside of Hood House, to finish up some business. In the play, there's a dinner scene, where it calls for a turkey. Now, we can't afford to buy and cook a turkey every night, so we used one turkey and layered it with paint, wood finish, and shellac. That thing was the living dead. So, as a sacrifice for our blasphemous play :P , we took the turkey, put it on a barbeque, and burnt it to ashes using tons of lighter fluid and a butane blowtorch. We're planning on burying the remains of the turkey outside of the theatre and finally letting the thing be at peace. Needless to say, it was a very fun night, though I wonder if I really needed to be breathing in that much burning shellac...

The concert was very good as well. We performed the Fauré Requiem and my piece. I got a lot of good comments about my work, including one (from a very credible source - i.e. Professor Cameron's husband, James, who is extremely knowledgeable about this kind of thing) saying that my work was very similar to the many of the works of Pärt. That's pretty cool, although I've not listened to very much of his music. What I have listened to was at the Oregon Symphony at a free concert some time ago. Apparently, Pärt would write pieces that were "Neo-Renaissance" (basically following Renaissance compositional style, while using modern chords). I'm going to have to look into it a bit more now.

Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: "Loch Lomond" -Novum Chamber Singers

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