Archive for July, 2015

Revision Journal #42

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2015 by mbulteau

stink

Further revisions to several parts of Act I, including Deku Palace and Odolwa.

Lilypond is harsh software, but BEAUTY IS PAIN

Revision Journal #41

Posted in Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2015 by mbulteau

block

An entire day spent around Majora’s Aria, and not everything is sorted yet.

Cluster notation is fun, though.

Revision Journal #40

Posted in Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , on July 29, 2015 by mbulteau

unhearable

Consulted with musicians for research.

When the piccolo turns out to be too low to be heard in 90% of the tuttis, one’s head does begin to spin. What was once scored for one piccolo and two flutes is now scored for three flutes with the first doubling as piccolo, because of reasons.

Very good advice for the horn, however, which will invariably result in the rewriting of most horn parts as well.

Revision Journal #39

Posted in Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2015 by mbulteau

mjesus

Miguel Jesus will be staying over for the rest of the week for five days of intensive work on the final score.

The revisions to the Stock Pot Trio have been implemented, and a recitative between the Happy Mask Salesman and Shikashi is being finished for inclusion in the score next.

Revision Journal #38

Posted in Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2015 by mbulteau

what

The prelude has been composed. It has now passed to the revision phase.

There is general progress on all fronts of the score, as the slow but steady completion of the writing progress bars on the right may tell you.

I had my suspicions that writing sprechgesang for the Happy Mask Salesman was going to be a challenge, and they were right. There’s a recitative in Act II between him and Majora that needs special attention.*

*Translation: It’s giving me a headache.

We Understand

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2015 by mbulteau

iwata3

Revision Journal #37

Posted in Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , on July 9, 2015 by mbulteau

IMG-20150704-00748

Was in France for the past week. Work continued by hand as I proceeded to fill in the several blanks that exist in the score since the first revision, most of them recitatives.