So, some great news! Countermotion.org has one-upped themselves, and are now committing to 8 shows (up from the original 5) and will be paying some generous advances! I may well be on my way to becoming a composer. (If one considers professional marching band writers composers) Hindemith would be proud. I’m not sure if Copland or Adams would be.
This plus a recently cemented part-time creative arts gig at a church here in town means I may be able to leave my other unmentioned non-music gig more or less immediately. I really need to crank out awesome shows, and that’s going to require some time & effort.
On the Theology & Arts front, I just finished John Stackhouse’s “Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World” Man I love well thought-out theology. It’s nuanced, flexible, intelligent, and challenging. Yay scholarship.
I met composer Michael Daughetry at a NSO event a few weeks ago. I asked him questions about my music, and he offered to let me send him some. I sent it. He said he “loved it” but I can’t decide if that’s just what he says to encourage folks, or if he actually means it. The email literally said “I love it. Keep writing.” Thanks Dr. Daugherty, I will.