The Ghost Sonata yesterday went terrific! I felt like I nailed everything in the play and the performance afterwards I just made little minor faults, I didn’t even care to pay attention too that… It’s just a moodkiller to do so sometimes.
My old flute-teacher was there and it was so nice to see her! I haven’t seen her for three years, she seemed so proud that I had made such progress in my flute-playing! :’3 She said she recorded some of it when I played so if I get it I think I’ll put it up :)
It’s been fantastic to work with this theater-group, they’re all so nice and amazing. Even if it was the last performance of the play yesterday they said that there were possible opportunities coming up to play it a few more times :)
I marched in town with Symphonic Band this noon. It was quite windy so in some streets when we went towards the wind it was very hard to get a tune out x) I wasn’t really feeling so good either and I think I might have drawn a new cold upon myself again :( It might just be that I am affected by the extreme levels of pollen in the air, even if I’m not allergic, but anyways… totally not awesome. Next weekend we’ll go to Västerås and the music festival arranged by RUM (“National Association of Young Musicians”) so I really want to be well soon again. Uff.
“The Ghost Sonata”
Me and two of my flute “colleagues” are currently involved in this play, I haven’t mentioned it a lot but we’ve only had three rehearsals with the actors so far. We are to play only one at a time so we have three evenings each, including the last all-the-way-through-reheasals.
The actors have been working on this play since autumn term started last year and I’m greatly impressed by them all for their hard work and efforts! They’re amazing! I can’t tell with words how much I am enchanted by their acting skills..!
This play, by August Strindberg, was written in 1907. The title is inspired by Beethoven’s piano sonata in d-minor (op 31 no 2) in which Strindberg thought he heard voices of spirits and ghosts.
One of the actors in the play is my previous solo-song teacher :) She has written a song of a poem in the play that her character hums and sings and that we play at different times in the acts to bring in moods. We also use the fundament to improvise over from my 12-tone composition that I made last year to the parts that are to be more creepy :3
It’s a very different way of working with music in collaboration with theater that at least I haven’t “met with” so much before. It’s pretty exciting to know that I really bring something to the whole picture :) I also like that I get use of my improvise-and-follow skills that we’ve worked a bit on in school ^^
Tomorrow night I’ll have the last dress rehearsal with audience! :D