A few months ago, there was a strong possibility that I would be in Paris today for the premiere of my string trio Saturn Dreams of Mercury. But things have a way of working out in opposition to our expectations, so I’m home, working on a nonet, a septet and two concertos.
It’s actually the second time this year I have not been to Europe. I had a premiere in Italy I had to miss back in February because of schedule complications.
It’s easy to whine for Paris and pine for Rome, but hopefully there will be other opportunities, and right now I’m having such a great time composing it’s hard to get too worked up about where I’m not going.
Travel is very stimulating, but it definitely slugs your creative routines in the kisser.