standing outside on the sidewalk in soho, waiting for a friend to bring keys to us so we could get into the building for a rehearsal - as the performance plans congeal and the performance date approaches, i am often actually in situations like these (prime eavesdropping situations!) with people who are actually involved in and invested in the piece. it's fun to combine general collaborative data-collection with actual anticipation of the final experience of performing the piece together. a new way to bring more people into the creative process. truth be told: i always assumed i was too social a person to be a composer. i think this project has given me a way to feel more company along the way.
anyway, we heard these two little poetic tidbits while we camped out on lafayette and houston:
I'm so petrified of clowns.
There's no one my age here.