Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 5 - On Beyond

For Theory class, Igor Stravinsky does it again -- harmonically, theoretically -- in the boffo big chords and twisted melody (A: Re Me Do Re Me Do Re Me Do Me Sol Fi) of

The Firebird (1909): Infernal Dance of King Kashchei and

the beyond mere major-key Finale, the final system of this transposed version (of two excerpts) as dictation --

Discounting drone (pedal) bass, with bass line mirror solfege of C: Do Ra Re Fi Re Ra Do

and chords I bII6 II6 #IVB II6 bII6 I.

Performances of Mike Stubblefield's intriguing second composition on guitar and piano, with flamencoesque flourishes and 3+3+3+3+2+2 rhythms, plus L.A. Stories: Part 2. Business As Usual: IIC. Information Wanted

which will be performed Monday, March 10, at Boxcar Theatre in San Francisco (info at

Home to prepare for publication the fourth page of "I've Done Another Bad Thing" from Mice and Men: Act 5, Scene 1.