June 15, 2012
Another sunny day– I could get used to this. I work not particularly successfully on my 2nd piece of music all morning and part of the afternoon. It is resisting graceful transitions between sections, and so hours fly by typing, erasing, and retyping notes. But despite the frustration I do get satisfaction from the process of honing the shape of the tune. I pull myself out of my studious endeavor in the afternoon and head off to get some music printed and simply walk somewhere I haven’t been before, getting a bit lost in an industrial section of Botafogo before I come right again. I spend the evening just playing through my choro session book, in preparation for the new roda in Petropolis tomorrow. It’s important to remember how all sections of the tunes go, or to remember that you don’t remember before you start in in public. I’m writing this post in the evening instead of the next morning, as I usually do, because I’ll be packing and traveling tomorrow. I won’t take my computer with me, so I won’t be back here with a post for a couple of days, so don’t be concerned by my absence. I’ll transfer my ink-&-paper musings here when I return. Happy week-end all!