06.09.16. Clarinet. Studying extended clarinet technique trying to find the best solution to write in the score. Not that many things to do but still have not filled it up with all necessary objects.
Illus. of WW group.
07.09.16. Took a closer look at the technical part of ConDiS i.e. how surround can work in Ableton Live and how much CPU I might be using. At first sight, the XY node object might be the solution quite fancy but not using too much CPU. This also brings up the question: “Is there a possibility to have an individual panning for each instrumental group?”
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That would allow the conductor to take over the pan when he likes.
More thoughts about the conductor control. Is it possible to have each instrument with individual volume control while the conductor is controlling the overall balance between groups i.e. WW, Brass, Perc., Strings?
08.09.16. Worked on a new bread-board for the sensor. Tried to do the soldering from the other side in the wake hope that it would be more stable. After a days work with lots of frustration it was a total failure. When the sensor was turned on I got no blue light meaning there was no circuit. Have to find out tomorrow what went wrong.
09.09.16. Worked on notation for Double BAss. Found a very good page by Dimitry Timoteev on YouTube. Will be looking at more. Also looked at Heather Rouche, Clarinet page.
12.09.16. Concert with flutist Trine Knutsen playing Kaia Saariaho solo flute piece. Got the score in the mail.
13.09.16. Looked at the flute score and Kaia´s notation. Very useful for my composition i.e. the notation on various extended techniques.
15-25.09.16. Have to tell my traveling story although not related to my research.
Travel to Iceland to get personal things, – Books, Compositions, CD´s etc. Filled a van we bought in Iceland it is heavily loaded. Took 3-4 days to pack and clear the storage (have to remember to call them and quit the rent). Left Reykjavik Tuesday the 21.09 at approx 14:00 hours. Drow all the way to Høfn in Hornafjørdur and stayed over at friends Johann and Kristin. Johann is the headmaster of the music school over there. Had a long conversation about the meaning of life, old times at the Reykjavik College of Music and how music education has changed since then. Very positive changes. Left early in the morning Wednesday to Seydisfjørdur. The weather forecast was bad for the afternoon so I did my best to get going early. Although had to go and see Johann´s music school before heading my way. It had already started raining when I finally had seen the whole building of the school.
Thought this would be my last trip. The weather got worse and worse. I drove Hafnarskridur and thought that the rocks in the mountainside would fall on my vehicle. The roadside was covered with falling rocks. After that, I had to drive the muddy road of Berufjørdur, heavy car in a heavy mud in all that rain. Then Steingrimsfjørdur, Faskrudsfjørdur, Talknafjørdur with increasing wind in every fjørd. Finally Fjardarheidi, the scariest road on earth in heavy rain, heavy wind and heavy fog. Don´t know how, but made it all the way to the ferry Smyrill/Norrøna that was waiting at the Siglufjørdur harbor. At that time approx 18:00 o´clock the weather was getting so bad that scheduled departure of the ferry at 20:00 was delayed till 09:00 the next morning.
Woke up late the morning after around 11:00, the ferry had already left harbor although weather still was bad. And what a way to wake up. In a tiny sleeping bag cabin, about 3sq meters in size shared with 5 others in 3 double deck beds. Had a hell of a hangover and worst of all, was very seasick xxx Nothing is like being seasick. It is like being totally sucked out of energy. Even beer or snaps cannot solve that problem. Fortunately, passengers that I met had and saw my pain became the “merciful Samaritan” and informed me that I could get tablets from the reception that would kill my sickness.
24.09.16. Wonderful news from the Norwegian Culture Fund!
30.09.16. Meeting with Espen Aalver from the Trondheim Sinfonietta to get instructions on percussion technique and notation. Very useful info. that will become an important part of my composition.