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The Writing Process in the Early Stages

November 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm UTC

I’m working on a big new piece for choir and orchestra, which will be premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in May. Thought some of you might like to see what the process looks like in the early stages.

I’ve been planning/conceiving the work for several months now but still haven’t written a note of music. Tonight I sketched out – in prose – what I imagine the basic structure will be. After this I’ll begin drawing abstract pictures, further refining the emotional structure. Probably will start writing the actual notes and rhythms in a couple of weeks.

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