It's finally done! You can now listen to catching ashes on my Bandcamp (and, if you haven't already, you can hear my other November albums, sketching the rain and tracing shadows).
You may have noticed that my NaNoWriMo project hasn't been going so well this year. It's partly my fault. Even though I had another composition to finish, I thought I could juggle both projects and this may have worked had it not been for the awful cold that struck me down at the end of [...]
Yes, I'm doing NaNoWriMo again! For anyone who doesn't know, each year I join my writer friends in National Novel Writing Month. But I write music not words, so instead of writing 50,000 words in 30 days I set myself the challenge of writing 60 minutes of music. You can find my last two NaNoWriMo [...]
Well, November was certainly a busy month. With two premieres in December (wisteria for Gavin Osborn and All the Days of your Life for Cantiana Choir) plus preparation for time is different here... in full swing, I wasn't sure if I would reach my goal of composing sixty minutes of music during November. This is the [...]
We all have days when we just can't get motivated, when we'd rather stay in bed or do anything except our work. I've been having a whole week of those days. I just couldn't find the energy or enthusiasm to work on paperwork or my many projects, which led to stress and worry about not [...]
I've got a good old-fashioned WIP Wednesday for you today. A little update on what I've been working on. But before I get into that, just an fyi that I'll be updating this website over the next week. It's great that I've done so many things recently but the 'Performances and Releases' page is getting [...]
I'm the kind of person who loves to work towards a goal. Having an end date in sight and breaking down a task to ensure that I meet that deadline is the best way for me to be productive. So during November I really enjoyed working on sketching the rain, even though it was stressful at [...]
The flat's a mess. Washing up and dirty clothes sit neglected in haphazard piles. My to-dos have extended to a frighteningly long list. But it is finished. The final length of my NaNoWriMo2017 project is sixty-three minutes and twenty-eight seconds. I passed my goal by over three minutes! *cue party-poppers and victory dancing* Of course, [...]