August 30, 2007
Kingfishers… in Japan
One of my newest pieces, “Kingfishers Catch Fire,” will be available on CD this weekend in Japan. (The CD also includes an insanely impressive high school band performance of “Redline Tango.”) I received my copies yesterday.
“Kingfishers Catch Fire” is currently unavailable in the US, and the Japanese consortium members have exclusivity until December. I’ll be publicly releasing the audio of the piece sometime after September 15. I’m pretty excited about the piece. So far, US performances are scheduled by a high school at Midwest, by Florida State University, by the UCLA Wind Ensemble, and by the Texas All-State Symphonic Band.
The sky here is usually cloudless, but we had a break from that last night, and as a result, a stunning sunset. I took the camera outside and grabbed a few shots from the front deck.
And here’s one, slightly less processed…
Both are (pretty blatantly) using the HDR technique, not necessarily well, and not intended to be realistically, but they’re pretty. And the water really was that pink.
Back to work! There’s a concerto due on Sunday!