- August 18th, 2011
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I am very happy to announce that 4Culture has funded my 2011 A Tune A Day project! The scope of this project includes a free composition workshop and a free concert series featuring the best of these tunes.
The composition workshop will be held in partnership with Arts In Motion, a non-profit arts school that provides subsidized lessons in the arts for people that need them. I will facilitate a free, 4-session, non-genre specific, workshop that will give anyone the basic compositional tools needed to create or enhance a piece of music. I am really stoked to get to work with a crop of budding composers! Hopefully I can get them started down a productive creative path.
The concert series will feature the best of the Tune A Day compositions arranged for a quartet. I know Beth Fleenor will be playing clarinet and I will be playing piano. Bass and drums are still being determined. I want to assemble a band with a lot of personality and strong individual voices to play this music. We will perform at least 3 concerts.
I am so stoked. Everything should get rolling in Nov. and I plan to chronicle the whole thing here on my blog.
In the meantime, here is tune #218 for this year. Another waltz. This originated as something I improvised while accompanying a ballet class.
Waltz in A minor (Aug. 11, 2011)