Posts Tagged ‘string quartet’

Working for the weekend

17 April, 2010

Funny thing about weekends when you’re unemployed. They don’t quite mean so much, except you get to hang out with all your working friends. So, I’m using weekends to work on non-dissertation music, when I can. Odd how having a deadline for one piece makes all the others one could be writing so much more attractive. Right now, this weekend, I’m turning an old art song (a setting of Zbigniew Herbert’s Nike who hesitates (go to p.29)) into a string quartet. I’m also finishing up the last of my three Poe songs in a piano revision, and maybe sketching a solo guitar piece, if time permits.

A mind of winter, continued

21 March, 2010

The Snow Man is a finished product, in two versions. One with (very) austere and minimal piano accompaniment, and another for string quartet.