Sorry, a little light on the blog this week. I got an opportunity to do some concentrated work on my almost-completed microtonal chamber opera, The Watermelon Cargo (libretto by Jeffrey Sichel). With the exception of my Transcendental Sonnets for chorus and orchestra – which netted a large enough commission to justify my refusing all other work for a month or a little more – every note I’ve written in the last fifteen years has been written during time stolen from something else I was supposed to be doing for money. And now I’m stealing time from my blog. Perhaps this in itself is enough food for thought for a day or two.