Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Still giddy, with music notes dancing in my head

I'm back from the concert!
Whew!
And nothing terrible happened. Isn't that great?
My composition was performed reasonably well. I'm pleased with how it turned out. And I'm relieved that it's over!
Now I need to think about whether or not to write anything for our next concert (which will be in May). And if so, do I want it to be for the whole band again? Or a smaller ensemble... Trio? Quartet? Brass quintet? Cello, french horn, flute, and euphonium... or some other weird combination of instruments, plus cowbell and.... oooh, wouldn't it be cool if I wrote something for bubble wrap??!! Or rustling plastic grocery bags...
Sonata in B-flat, for grocery bag and bubble wrap.
Would anyone like to commission this??????? I'd love to have a benefactor. It will come in handy when people ask what the heck I was thinking:

Critic: "Janna, you idiot, nobody writes music for bubble wrap! What were you thinking??"
Me: "I couldn't help it; my benefactor INSISTED on bubble wrap!"
Critic: "And the guy dropping Skittles into an aluminum pie tin during the oboe solo?"
Me: "Well, ok, THAT one was my idea..."
Critic: "What about when you crinkled the potato chip bags for two minutes while the flutes were playing??"
Me: "So I was hungry. Sue me."

Ahh, decisions, decisions.....

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11 comments:

Steven said...

Yahoo! You go, girl! Would love to hear it. Did they record by any chance?

Cincy Diva said...

My vote is for a tuba solo! Glad things went well!

Janna said...

Steve: I think it was recorded, but am not positive. I'll let you know!

Cincy: Thanks! I'll think about including a tuba solo in the piece I just started writing... it could work... let's see....

Mr. Fabulous said...

Not only would I go to see a concert like that, I might even wear a shirt!

Morgen said...

We need to get a bunch of blogger together to hold up lighters during your next World Premiere!
Did anyone record it, so you can put a snippet of it up in a sound bite here? That would be TOO cool!
I want to hear the part with the rain stick!
cheers,
Mo

Steven Novak said...

COngratulations! Glad things went well.

Wouldn't it be cool if in fact you did get sued for the potato chips? ;)

Steve~

Matt-Man said...

Congrats Janna!! How about writing "Ode to Pringles in D flat minor 7th"?

Natalie said...

I have one word, Theremin. Oh, one more. Congrats.

Janna said...

Mr. Fab: But what about pants?

Morgen: See above comment about recording. I have no idea how to post a sound byte, but I could try...

Novak: It would be cool, if I wasn't the one getting sued!

Matt-man: The band would KILL me if I wrote anything in D-Flat, let alone D-Flat minor 7th! I do like the Pringles idea, though... lemme think about that.

Natalie: Ooh, yes, I wish we had one of those. I would SO write something for theremin.
Our backward conservative little town would be wetting its pants. ;)

Juby said...

Have you ever heard of Balloonology? It's a piece written for a balloon quintet!

Juby said...

oh..and i would TOTALLY learn the Theremin if we could get our hands on one.