Saturday, July 02, 2005

Composers Symposium - final day

The FIREWORKS ensemble must be insane. Two concerts of new music, followed by five hours of workshops reading through more pieces… the guitarist was supposed to arrive two days ago, but flights were cancelled and the schedule got all mixed up. They did an incredible job that required super-human endurance. When it was all over, Mei-Ling, one the University of Oregon graduate students, hosted a party at her house. It was still raging at 3am when I left, had to head for the airport at 4:15am.

It was really difficult saying goodbye to everyone. It's strange and amazing how quickly so many friendships formed and how accustomed we'd become to one another. "Re-entry" in my "normal" life will be challenging at best…

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