Being chosen for the CoDI composer pathway was a thrilling prospect and the first workshop was exciting, informative, intense but incredibly welcoming. I found myself more than a tad bit overwhelmed with the coding and the technology that was being presented but nontheless I plunged into trying these new things and finding what seemed to feel fitting for me. Having no idea what direction or form my composition would take, I came away just trying to process all the new possibilities.
Very often I try to make music that is personal to me, that in some way reflects my identity and my journey; past, present or future, which is healing to me and could be used by others for wellbeing. The ideas and focus for the piece came easily and the stimulus was inspired by Greek mythology and the art and science of astrology. However, getting to grips with the technology and learning to transfer ideas into sound is proving slow and frustrating. This will be my challenge! Thinking about movement and performance within a composition is a new prospect for me also but I welcome this added form of expression. Looking forward to the next workshop!