- I finished my first draft of The Name on the Door, my new opera. I'm gonna let it sit and stew for a while, come back and do some edits, then get to orchestrating! It looks like it'll be about 15 minutes long.
- I made a version of Haiku for flute, piano, and viola. (Vibraphones can be tough to come by.) A friend suggested I do this so it could be performed at a recital some time soon. I actually really like the way it turned out - it sometimes adds to the meditative, mystical quality, and it helps make the big sections bigger and "wetter," if that makes any sense. I'm considering doing a flute/piano/viola version of the other three pieces in Four Poems.
- Kyle, Roc, and I are slowly making progress toward putting on a little concert. (I say little, when really it might be up to 90 minutes long.) We're still looking for a venue, but we have rough dates nailed down: we're looking at early June.
Finally, in honor of Porgy and Bess being performed at the Kennedy Center, here's a YouTube video of Audra McDonald singing "My man's gone now."