Writing about Writing

I’ve been meaning to start a blog about what I’m working on, and now that I’m off most social media, the time has come. I’ll be posting short pieces here about what I’ve been working on, researching, and general adventuring as it relates to music, and probably other things. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep post an update weekly, but nothing is binding me to that, so we’ll see how it goes.

This year has been full of fun projects large and small. We had a great run of Rat Girl, a new musical that I made a bunch of new music and sound design for.

Thunderbird also produced Show Down! a show that I co-wrote, co-produced, and created music/sound design for.

Lots of little projects were, and continue to be afoot. I’ve done a few little projects for podcasts, some of which are delayed or put on a back burner.

The big projects I’m working on include the opera, Counter-Anthem, the first of what will likely be a trilogy Handbook for the Revolution. This is the largest project I’ve dedicated myself to in a while. At the moment, I have two sections to complete and orchestrate. I hope to produce the opera in full in early 2015, funding-permitted. I should probably write a post dedicated solely to this project. (Spoiler: I did. It’s here.)

I’m also working on improving some of my audio production skills by taking some coursework in Pro Tools, Reason, and Mixing/Mastering to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. Hopefully I’ll be able to make some recordings of the songs I’ve been working on, not that I have a very clear idea as to what I will actually do with these songs.

November is National Novel Writing Month, and I’m going to take a stab at it to see how close to 50,000 words I can get. Despite being a vicious minimalist, I can be verbose. I’ve had an idea for a weird novel for some time now. If I get it into any sort of readable form, I’ll post it here.

Lastly, I have sketches for two new musicals. While they both have earnest moments, they are both comedies. I have no timeline on these, but hopefully I’ll get into a writing groove with them as well, as long as this blog keeps me honest.