"the physical and spiritual worlds..collided, to vibrant effect, in David Bruce's "Cut the Rug"
...it is interesting and important to think about the scale of the work that you?re doing and how it relates, in a sense, to the greater Projects that you have going on. I know that one of my major problems as a composer is that I used to feel, instinctively, that each piece had to fully represent (even in fleeting miniatures) all the aspects of my Whole Thing.
Part of this is lack of self-control that I know will come with maturity but another part of this is, I think, insecurity about mounting that tiny puppet show when there's a big city to explore "wouldn't everybody rather just get a really fast car and have a whole tour of the whole city and I'll just talk really fast and tell you everything I know about every building we pass!?!?!?!" Obviously, not so much; this sort of mania is pleasurable for about five minutes, and then it gets boring. My big goal for the last year and for the upcoming year is to really get this under control: the ability to let go of feeling the need to play audio tourguide in my own music, and allowing each piece to live in its own autonomous township within the whole country, as it were.
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