TALKING THROUGH ACT III: OR SHE CAN DO THAT
I’ve been creating a long time, but mostly, it’s been a solitary process.
I had the kind of experience today that made me feel as if collaboration could be just as good as doing stuff on my own.
For a cheerful introvert like me, this revelation had all the subtlety of a two by four to the side of my square, oh-so-Scandinavian head.
Act III of One Way In, without providing a spoiler alert, is just chock a block full of different feelings, but more relevant for today, LOTS of different music.
For other librettists, this variety might have sparked anxiety.
But not for me…I work with Lydia Busler-Blais.
She can shake it.
Some chant or simple liturgical music?
She can set it.
Some madcap dance music?
She can get down with it.
The most “significant” orchestral music?
Whether limber or limpid, quasi-Corelli or proto-Prokoviev, she’s got it.
She can swing it.
Today, I even asked her for purposeful musical noise.
Her response was so confident, I half-expected her to ask me what “mode” I wanted.
You get the idea.
Last month, she was performing revels, this month, I’m reveling in her versatility.
Get ready to listen, friends, because she can ‘bring’ it.
The title may be One Way In, but her roads to bring you to musical arrival are many.
You’re in for a treat, folks.
See you next time.ONE MORE STEP ALONG THE ROAD
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