In June, I completed my set of new preludes and fugues, The Well-Tempered Quarantine
. The six pairs are an homage of course to Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. I even performed them, with introductory commentaries, for my YouTube channel
. Working at small scale in highly contrapuntal music was an exacting regimen, and a thrilling one. And now, in late summer, I am applying all that refreshed craft to an hour-long work for the stage. I’m writing for a mixed ensemble of ten players, one voice, and dancers. It’s all quite exciting in my mind’s ear and eye – but as yet I’m not announcing the title or scenario. The search for a producing partner is on, and I wouldn’t want to jinx it, especially as companies struggle to get back on their feet. Wish me luck!