This past October, I participated in the Musicians-in-Residence at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada and spent a glorious month working on Ada orchestrations. Acts I and II are now orchestrated […]
Here are the first two pages of the score. I think you can click this to get a better look.
First things first: how many instruments? Can the opera bear a huge orchestration? And: Can the opera afford a huge orchestration? How big or small a sound do I need? What […]
Ada Byron (Lady Lovelace) is one of the most spectacular characters in computer history. Five weeks after Ada’s birth, her mother, Lady Byron, asks for a separation from Lord Byron. […]