Jennifer and I talked through the drama of the piece to better establish the character and feel we wanted to portray. Walking through gesture by gesture was great for establishing this, and it also helped me better understand the compositional structure and elements of the piece. This is a good practice for any piece, and it worked especially well in this case thanks to the inclusion of a text; the composer also includes directions for delivery in the score.
- THE APARTMENT HAS A CHRISTMAS TREE! It is at least 8.5 feet tall and it is huge and it is beautiful.
- Sarah, Joe, and I decorated a gingerbread house - an icing Ichi is even represented on it!
Until next time!