It's striking to have an impressive body of musicians and composers all assembled in a room and to also have them comment on your work and then walk thru a door and hear an orchestra play it! what an orchestration lesson! everyone is saying "good luck" but actually, the composers get off fairly relaxed before the performance! nothing we can change now (though i have been plotting....) i heard a story of a conductor tell an orchestra in before a recording session with 5 mins before a break, now everyone take your part down a half step! tempting... tempting... :) -nathan
nathan kelly reviews his score during the first day's reading.
photo credit Enid Bloch