residuetheory replied to your post “really sad today, and still shaken up by events earlier today (why am…”music for airports is so wonderful. I’m slowly finishing this Max project
what kind of project is it? is it something school related?
The assignment is basically to make an instrument and a 5-10 minute composition with it. The class is all about learning Max/MSP and not at all about composition-y things, so it doesn’t have to sound good, but I feel like I ought to make something better than the last patch I made.
Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne We Are Complicated
pro tip: all prereqs are basically lies. charm your way into anything through delightful emails.
this is the truest of things tbh
Nov 22: Composition class final project: PDF emailed
Nov 29: Surgam sent to Barnard Printing (going in Monday to discuss paper types)
Dec 6: CCP concert (my slot is the last one! I’m playing movements 3 & 2 in that order!)
Dec 7: Surgam Launch, New Member Night, Putnam Exam(?)
Dec 8: Composition rehearsal (7:30), Piano lessons recital (4pm? 6pm?))
Dec 9: Composition concert 8pm, de Bary Final essay due
- Dec 12: CMC Presentation day
- Dec 17: Topology final
- Dec 19: Analysis final
[We The Kings voice] SO WHAT’S LEFT TO PROVE, WE HAVE MADE IT THROUGH
gravitys-rimbaud asked: 6, 12, 35 (make it bad). (I'm always interested in other people's practicing habits bc when I played the violin I always wavered between maybe practicing like twice a week to playing for six hours a day and developing wrist problems)
6. Berg’s piano sonata a little bit, but this is really just because I spent all semester on Schubert instead, although I’m not looking forward to the 4-vs-3 in it. Ummmmm otherwise I’m not sure. I think I’ve hit the point where with most pieces I’m like “wow that’s super difficult, I bet it would take a while for me to learn that” but not “wow I could never” which is both new for me and really nice.
12. I have keys to practice rooms in Broadway, EC and my piano teacher’s studio in Dodge, and thanks to Conrad the codes to at least some of the Dodge classrooms—I think a few have changed. I usually block out several hours whenever I’m like “I’d really like to just go and play the piano for a while” and attempt to find a piano. Lately that’s increasingly meant wandering between Lerner, John Jay and Wallach in hopes that one of those pianos is free, which is a little awful because it’s difficult for me to really /practice/ when other people are listening but also I hate practicing on the uprights in Broadway and I’m not sure if that’s snobbery or what but it’s real. I’m going to expand this into 32. and say that the things I’m most upset with myself about the way that I practice include my habit of playing through pieces instead of actually like going in and working on little sections, forgetting to add exercises and scales to my practice regime and focussing much too heavily on the first pages of a piece. I also love everything that I do on campus, but they all make it so difficult to go somewhere without cell reception for hours at a time.
35. “I’m a fermata: hold me!” (I feel like I’ve heard a better one, but also this one is my favourite)