Its February 2018. Here is what I have been doing.
I have written four compositions for class by now and I feel like I’m starting to understand it. I don’t really feel like I’ve got the hang of it yet but at least I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel of every composition. The one I am most happy about is the most recent Memories in the Sand, a piece for piano and guitar that leverages the piano’s resonance to backdrop the piece. Anthem is an experiment in meter for piano, guitar, flute, and clarinet. Finally, The Leviathan is a spooky atonal piece for cello. Hopefully I’ll get around to making recordings of them.
I’ve written a lot of code in the past few months. SwitcharooHelper now patrols r/switcharoo in order to keep the dumb Reddit joke working. FlaskNAS has been even more of an undertaking than I initially estimated but it is getting somewhere. Pyweek 24 was rather unsuccessful as a game but it did finally spawn the pyglet library I had been trying to write for about a year. I’ve also made my first contributions to open source, fixing a bug in pyglet and another in cx_freeze.
I would like to write more on here but I tend to dislike every piece from more than a few months ago. I think they lack good subject material and writing skill. I am probably going to move the blog from the front page of website to somewhere else in the future.