Tuesday, June 21, 2011
In between walking in the surf, dancing in the waves, and generally relaxing, I have continued working with Danse Vivante today. Slowly, the piece is coming alive. A gentle undulating quality pervades what I have so far. Reminiscent of the womb that inspired these notes; today the piece was also being softly embraced by the ocean waves.
After exploring the notes this morning, I celebrated the Solstice, jumping through the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. After lunch, I wrote in my journal and then took a walk in the surf. While walking I began auralizing what I had of Danse Vivante so far. Then I heard where the notes wanted to flow. Auralizing from the beginning a few more times, I was drawn to where I was hearing the Danse leading me.
Back home and showered I began to play what I had heard on the beach. Taping this new development, I then continued to explore. Soon, the Danse felt as if complete. One more taping and then a nap. This evening while perusing music blogs I came upon this description of an album by Mark Kozelek "shy guitars that played chords as if they were reciting rosaries." Smiling as I resonated with this sentiment as to how the Danse Vivante is to be played.