Dear patient readers,
at 6 o’clock AM the 1st of February I shut down my computer after finishing the last scene of the first act. (I regard morning hours before I go to bed as counted belonging to the day before, in other words – the first act was closed during January – as calculated…
The first act is somewhere around 65 up ’til 70 minutes in durata, which I think of as almost a perfect length.
My intention is to make the second act a bit shorter than that, and I’m already at full work. The past week, though, I spent, being totally abstemious from composing, on two islands. First Gotland and Visby during the same Friday (I wasn’t very awaken, though almost ridiculously happy during the board meeting that day.) and then three days in the beginning of last week at “Dark Music Days” in Reykjavik, Iceland, (but also an afternoon in the famous “Blue Lagoon”) – good company, excellent food! (I’ve eaten smoked puffin meat for the first time in my life – thank you, and thanks to you, Kjartan!)
Now I go for the second act!