Greetings from Carmel, California! Andrea is here for a conference, and, as the dates for her trip coincided with my spring holiday, I'm glad I could tag along. California's central coast is really the best of both worlds, with both the sun from the south of the state and the milder temperatures of the north. It's a nice place to wind down. We haven't yet run into Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood used to be the mayor of the town), but I'm keeping my eyes peeled.
The Deubner-Fauchet duo finished their Los Angeles residency at Occidental with a wonderful concert that included the premiere of my work for Brett, Cadenza & Aria. The work is technically demanding and emotionally taxing, but the duo performed it in a way that made it worthwhile for the audience. For this and so much more, I remain grateful to them for their commitment to the piece. Thank you Brett and Thank you Caroline! Pics of Murphy on the coast to come!
p.s. Here's a YouTube video where I talk some about the impetus of the work. This was at Brett's request, but it may be good to do more of these for future works. What do you think?
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