Echoes from Another World

Inchcolm Abbey

A couple of weeks back, at the tail end of the season for the ferries, Elinor and I purchased tickets to head over and visit the island of Inchcolm and the abbey there. It’s something we’ve been wanting to do, and in my case, I was also keeping my ears open for potential inspiration for the contest I’m planning to enter.

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Why Am I Conducting a Survey?

Three checked (ticked) boxes

Getting the 2013 Band Music Survey ready to debut has been one of the most involved projects which I've ever set for myself.

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A Whole Solar System for My Birthday

Stylized concept of the planets represented in the music, surrounding the earth

When Elinor asked what I wanted for my birthday back in September, I told her I was eager to go see Holst's The Planets performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (under Music Director Peter Oundjian). So last night, as a late birthday treat, we went!

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