Archive for February, 2006

Postcard of home

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

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Click on the blue music icon above to hear some of “Intermezzo,” to accompany my photo of Point Dume looking northwest up the coastline at low tide.

I post this as a reminder to myself of home. I’ve been somewhat inland these past three days, having a wonderful time as composer and moderator at the New Music Festival at Santa Clara University. My daily relay has been from the campus to the hotel and back again; a distance of one block, with the sole local liquid offering found not in the ocean, but in a Starbucks paper cup. My mind and heart are nurtured here, surrounded by gleaming students and exceptional colleagues. But I look forward to Sunday’s wiggly drive back down the Big Sur coastline. I will stand on another part of the edge of the continent, snap some photos from favorite spots, and show you more of of what I love here in California. Stay tuned.

Contrast

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

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Click on the blue music icon above to hear a movement from my “Piano Suite No. 1″ titled “Variations on a Memory,” to accompany these photos of the contrasting tides.

High tide. Low tide. Same spot. The dual personalities of the beach are good reminders that none of us are as constant as we may like to believe. And that’s what makes us interesting.