Monday, December 28, 2009

Some one thousand, three-hundred and nineteen items later...

... Renewable Music had its fifth anniversary on the 15th of December.   If you haven't yet, please check out the two anthology projects (A Winter Album with new works for piano by 15 composers and Melodica! with works for that instrument by 13 composers);  if you happen to be a composer yourself, please consider contributing to the up-coming and long-awaited A Spring Album of percussion music.  

This experiment in composerly blogging, originally just making public the sorts of notes I habitually write to myself in manuscript margins and on cocktail napkins and the backs of envelopes, has covered some interesting territory, including a month of writing a new whole piece each day and assorted forms of cogitation, agitation, and even experimentation with the blog as literary/critical form.  Thanks for reading, (cor)responding and — if you care to stick around — expect more of the same! 


3 comments:

BG said...

Congratulations, Dr. DJW!

Anonymous said...

Daniel!

Thank you for everything you've been doing for us, your listeners, and your readers.

Your admirers here in Russia would like to wish you all the best for the upcoming New Year!

By the way, I am encouraging all of my composer friends to write a musical, purely as way to make a given composer's talent more visible to the wider public. Just an idea that you might want to think about at some point in the future.

I would also like to share with you, and your readers, the works of a highly talented Russian painter Irina Gornostaeva, who has already won a number of prestigious artistic awards here in Russia:

http://gornostaeva.ru/en/gallery/

Daniel!

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Keep up your outstanding compositional work!

Your blog, which offers textual insights by an accomplished and gifted composer, are a source of added value for your admirers.

Leonid

sfmike said...

Congratulations on your brilliance and longevity from another admirer on the other side of the planet in California. I've just started working as a clerk for the Census Bureau in San Francisco and one of my lowly colleagues is named Carol, and she seems to know you from Provincetown and "The White Canoe." The world is tiny.