Hi folks, it has been pointed out that a blog may help me connect with other like minded people. So here goes.
I have been working on my latest piece after playing the piano this afternoon, a selection of Grief (Froydian slip) Grieg and Haydn. The new piece is called “Theme and Variations on SP7” which in turn stands for “Small Piece 7”.
I really like this tune and it has appeared in a number of guises not least another Small Piece 11. Here is the original version.
The inspiration for the variations are, I am afraid, rather normal. I have been reading a book about the Goldberf Variations by J S Bach. Which I play regularly through the year as part of my piano practise. For a composer as well as a performer it is so fascinating that it makes me want to see whether I can do this as well? So far I have written 5 variations, including one that has a canon in 5ths which is not too bad to write.
Also today I met with an artist friend on a musical sculpture powered by the wind. This is just at the beginning phase so will be a while before any thing will appear.
Tomorrow I will continue with an instrument project to revamp a 100 year old banjo and need to see another friend with the main body as it needs to be trued up before a skin can be added.
I will let you know with pictures how this turns out.