Due Date: Awakening
It’s alive! My first cello concerto, has come into the world – kicking and screaming – but alive. What a crazy experience. I’ve never done anything quite like this, and while it was a project that stretched me almost to the limit, it’s been worth it. I feel more in touch with my artistic sensibility than ever, and more motivated to continue the creative process than I have been in a long time. I’ll save details of the piece for the day when I’m able to share a recording. In the meantime, there were plenty of lessons in the process.
Lesson 1: Everything Takes Longer Than You Think! Lesson 2: Everything Takes Longer Than You Think, Even After Allowing For Lesson 1.
The other lessons were more fun, and didn’t require all-nighters. (which leads to apologies to my copyist, George Katehis, who should be sponsored by Red Bull.)