Month: November 2018

November 26, 2018

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8.00 am: A communion. Praying down the blessing. 8.45 am: The first part of the morning of the first part of the week is usually set aside to organise the remainder. The effort expended on micromanaging each hour is more than compensated for by the amount of time that’s identified, eked out, and set aside for the ‘big and meaningful…
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November 23, 2018

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8.00 am: A communion. 8.30 am: Studiology. I pressed on with extracting recordings for the ‘Beth and Bill’ composition. There was no fast way to proceed; due care and diligence were required. However, that measured and mechanical process gave me a mental space within which to reflect upon the process, as well as the content that surrounded my quarry: the…
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November 21, 2018

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8.00 am: A communion. 9.45 am: Studiology. I (re)listened to ‘One Day’. A few very minor tweaks, and it would be ‘in the can’. I took a deep breath, and plunged into the icy waters of ‘Beth & Bill’. Beginning anything from scratch is a precarious and somewhat fearful enterprise: ‘Will this amount to anything?’ Will it be as good…
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November 19, 2018

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For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8.36) 7.45 am. A communion. What is it to lose your own soul? I thought of Esau selling his birth right for a bowl of stew. I thought of David selling his integrity, wholesale, for another man’s wife. It’s like…
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November 17, 2018

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9.00 am: Studiology. ‘One Day’ alloys a sense of despair and militancy. These are also characteristics of the race riots and civil rights protests in the USA, during July 1964. Having reached the centre of the composition, a new motif needed to be introduced. I began to insert the Scourby/King collages, of which the drone track is the stretched composit.…
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