I must say, I had so many personal projects lined up for this summer (several of which included being more active here on dA) that there was no way I was even going to finish them all. In fact, if I had finished half of them I would have been pleasantly surprised. But life has a funny way of making plans for you, even if you think you've already planned it all.
I was fortunate enough to be awarded a substantial work study figure for this summer, so I've actually been working three part-time work study positions for the last month and a half or so. That hasn't left me with nearly enough time to get anything done, so I've really had to prioritize.
Unfortunately, dA just didn't really make the cut. Music was more important, and I've actually finished a couple of pieces in my limited time, and am revising a couple of others and drafting three more. Of the two pieces I have finished, one is a small haiku for voice and piano that I have yet to have recorded, but the other is a small chamber work for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon entitled Sterile Fugue.
While I haven't technically recorded that one either, the virtual instruments don't sound so bad, unlike the virtual voice, which cannot sing a single syllable (except "ah"). So you can listen to the fugue on my SoundCloud
or on my portfolio site
. Be sure to let me know what you think of it!
Now It's Feature Time!