I need to get on with getting my own music entered, but in conjunction with movie scripts (above). One more appointment with Apple Genius next week, and then I think I order Sibelius. I hope I can get my music entered quickly -- and correctly. Looks like I'll need an iPad before long. (See New York Times story today on iPad manufacture in China.)
Update: Feb. 23
Timo has a new short work for Baritone, violin and piano, "Two River Songs" based on Thoreau's "A Week on the Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers", the second of which, "I Am Bound", can be played at his site here. Daniel Schwait is baritone, Tema Watstein plays the violin, with Timo the Pianist. This one has a light touch, almost Benjamin-Britten-like.
Timo does a 20-minute interview from his Brooklyn NY apartment for the blog "I Care If You Listen", by Thomas Deneuville, in a posting called "Hang #3", link here. (For some reason, the browser doesn't unconvert the tinyurl, but Facebook did translate it for me!). It's interesting that he characterizes his "Shy and Mighty" (2010, reviewed here in May 2010) as an "album", in the sense of a collection of Schumann's piano pieces. Timo also plays a 12-minute version of the "I Am Bound" song above for solo piano (in a second video). The music starts with light, almost Parisian fingerings and cross hands (using the highest notes of the 88-note-piano), and gradually migrates toward expressionism. Toward the end, there is a descending theme that reminds me of a similar effect near the end of Arnold Schoenberg's "Pelleas et Mellisande". Curiously, a little atonality makes music sound more lush. YouTube URL's are (one) and (two). Taken together, the two clips amount to a "short film". Is there a film festival for films and videos about classical music?
In the interview above, he says, "All music is about other music." On Jan. 3, 2012 on my Books blog, I reviewed Google counsel William Patry's latest book on copyright, in which Patry says that almost all creative work involves some "copying". Then today, Andres on his blog (URL above) discussed the "Golijov Issue", discussed in the New Yorker here. I'll return to all this later in my main blog.