Normally when I write music, it takes place in various not-so-public places; in my sleep, in the shower, in my pajamas in the living room.
But for a week I’m relocating to a retreat center of sorts, to write publicly, and officially. I’m going to be the Artist-In-Residence at the Anam Cara Center in Fairfield, CT.
I’ll be there 7 days, and I’ve given myself 5 song challenges, to try to write in ways that are outside my comfort zone. And then at the end of the week I do a Concert-With-Conversation about the experience! Cool, right?!
So that works out to, what…. about a song a day, I guess, it’ll have to be, to leave a day to rehearse and put together a 45 minute concert and talk, and then the last day is the performance.
Hmmm. So that… that’s pretty ambitious. Well, you know what? What will be, will be. If one new song comes along that’s stellar, and everything else is gravy.
Wish me luck! Will report back soon.