|O me, what eyes hath Love put in my head,|
|Which have no correspondence with true sight!|
|Or, if they have, where is my judgment fled,|
|That censures falsely what they see aright?|
|If that be fair whereon my false eyes dote,|
|What means the world to say it is not so?|
|If it be not, then love doth well denote|
|Love's eye is not so true as all men's 'No.'|
|How can it? O, how can Love's eye be true,|
|That is so vex'd with watching and with tears?|
|No marvel then, though I mistake my view;|
|The sun itself sees not till heaven clears.|
|O cunning Love! with tears thou keep'st me blind,|
|Lest eyes well-seeing thy foul faults should find.|
This is the text of the piece, and there is a lot of wordless acting and dancing. The music alternates between a waltz and a tango. I've gone through several versions of the tango specifically before I finally got it right. Sounds ok on MIDI so far, and this week I will make a better sounding version with my keyboards. We're hoping to mount a performance sometime this fall, although time is getting short at this point! I will post a sample for you to hear on the next episode.
I have also been revisiting my laptop quartets. Not only have I been occasionally rehearsing with a laptop trio here in NY, the Electric Monster Laptop Ensemble at Montana State has been working on the pieces. Very exciting! As I mentioned before, I am making a short-and-sweet version of my thesis for publication. I am also making some streamlined versions of Freq Out and Presets. The hardest thing to believe is that I turned in this project a year ago this week!