I forgot one other thing!
Yesterday I performed the world premiere of Tuba Piece no. 1 – for tuba alone and live electronics by ME!!!!!
Despite a minor false start (for forgetting to turn on my microphone!) the performance went rather well I think. The piece is sound in concept. I think I need to write a bit different musical content. The electronic component went really well! I programmed the electronics using Max/MSP and ran my sound through a PreSonus AudioBox USB into one of LSU’s hemispherical speakers. The sound and sounds were awesome! The experience was exhilarating! I’ve never been so nervous in my life for a performance as I was yesterday.
Anyway, it went well, it is over, and the piece may not ever see the light of day. A refined version of it definitely will, but probably not this version.
Stay tuned for more on my compositions. It is an emerging side of my creative life that will only get more busy!