Work is ramping up. First full day with Britten this week, learning about what’s needed and the lay of the land, before things start proper next week. Full week of Mozart coming up this week. Busy times. MBA work will be filling every gap in between.
I spent a little time arranging Rag n’ Bone man’s Human for SATB and body percussion for the upcoming Pink Singers season that starts in September. I’m enjoying exploring the crunchy blues chords, and my inner drama queen is relishing the unashamed gospel nods too, with a few 7 or 8-part chords making their presence known.
In gentler news, my courgette plants have taken over everything else in the garden (perhaps in hindsight planting one would have been enough). I have a growing pot of raspberries in the freezer that I hope to turn into ice cream. A restaurant we love, Great Queen Street, closed last week citing increasing rent. It’s the story of so many smaller venues, shops and restaurants – another future victory for corporate monoculture.
After a ton of travel earlier in the year, a few new travel plans are reaching fruition in September & October, so a lot of careful diary planning is in order to make everything work.