I was wondering who among us has children, and if so...
HOW THE HELL DO YOU FIND TIME TO COMPOSE???
Caps locks were just for fun, I'm sure it can be done, especially if composing is your job. I haven't composed a lick since my twin girls were born three months ago though, except for the odd children's melody like "The Diaper Changey Song" or"The Go The F*** to Sleep" song. Maybe I'll just have to wait 18 years...
Once, a music critic in town decided to write a description of my music over a twenty year period. He called one stage the "Inner" stage or something like that and had deduced some impressive, big philosophical reason why I wrote quiet, slow pieces for about five years. I never set him straight. YOU know what that stage was about.
Yep ... my piano and "work room" backed up to the boy's bedroom where they were fast asleep. This was before the days of computer notation software so the composing went on in whispers to keep from waking the babies .... GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hah, nice anecdote Julie. Working on music while they sleep sounds like the way to do it, thing is, I have to sleep or do other householdy stuff then myself. Thanks for the wish for LUCK!
My baby Aria was just born a month ago. I composed just last night while she was in my arms. It can be very hard, but when baby sleeps, mom sleeps, and daddy composes...
Beautiful! What a lucky baby she is! And what a perfect name. I only know one person named Aria, and she is one of the best musicians I've ever known. I love the picture of you and your Aria, one sleeping, one creating. Let's see how future generations describe the pieces from your "lullabye" period. Smiles and cheers to you
Thank you Julie for your kind remarks!
Julie Harris said:
You will ................. as much as I would like to say that you will find time to attend your little pleasures, you will find it quite fleeting. There will be some occasions when you will have a spare day or two, but you will probably want to spend those SLEEPING.
Not to worry though. Your music will wait if it has to, as it should. Your children are the most important thing in your life, and will be, for quite some time. They will give you so much pleasure that it will reflect itself in your work in the not too distant future. Sometimes I wish I had my children (whom are now all of adult age) back home with me. And then I wake up from that nightmare, shaking profusely. ;-)