I am doing this late at night. Sometimes doing things late at night reduces fear. I haven't really blogged before, so this feels like new territory. But I guess a lot of things do these days. I am embarking on a new path in my life. I am counting down days until I premiere a new ensemble of mine called The B'shnorkestra. I really feel like I am constantly thinking about these concerts in September. I kind have to be. There's a lot to be done. Today I spent 2 1/2 hours at a print shop trying to get posters the way I want them to be. Nothing is ever as simple as it should be. Despite some frustrations, I am also constantly excited about the premiere.
I played a gig with Reptet tonight that felt great. There is something about playing music that you wrote that feels really exciting. When you play with musicians that you truly admire (and I am lucky to play only with those people), you are constantly struck by the amazingness of having them be focused on something you wrote. It's really quite exhilarating.
I have been spending a lot of time writing. I am most happy when I am doing this. I can't wait for the first rehearsal when I can hear three new tunes played by real musicians. I feel so good about the people in the ensemble. Half of the battle of composing is finding players who you can trust to guide the music in a good direction.