15 April 2010
Premiere Week=Less Stress Ahead
I did have a thought on Monday while I was swimming: "you know, if I had gills behind my ears like Kevin Kostner in Water World, my life would be so much easier." Coincidentally, Water World is the finest film ever made about post-apocalyptic, iceberg-melted Earth ever made—much in the same way the Over the Top with Sylvester Stallone is the finest film ever made about professional arm wrestling. But I digress.
My piano concertino premieres this week—aptly titled—Stress Test. As I said in an earlier post, I believe that the best art really comes from a direct correlation between an artists life and his work. How could any artist separate these two you ask? Take Theodore Giesel (Dr. Seuss) for example. The masterful writer of children's texts had no children of his own, and many biographical accounts of his life say that he was not not even particularly fond of children.Go figure. It is hard to think of anything else this week other than the premiere, but I did have a successful swim yesterday. I teach an evening class on Tuesday that does not allow me to really get in a good session, unless I do it early in the morning, but this morning I was once again firing out emails and coordinating rehearsal schedules. I did have an opportunity to hear my piece in a rehearsal yesterday and it sounded really wonderful. I am really fortunate to have such masterful musicians playing my music.
A couple of updates:
I have been compiling some questions for Dr. Alex McDonald—a member of the Timex Multisport Team—who happens to be a professional triathlete and medical doctor. Anyone still interested in having their training, nutritional, and/or any other relevant questions answered, please send them along in a message and I will make sure that he gets them. I will follow up his answers in an upcoming post—following my premiere, not before.
More soon... Train Smart!