I am developing a website, documentary film, and lecture recital about the role of light, sense of place, and visual stimuli in Claude Debussy’s piano works.
September 2010 I will return to Paris for more shooting and to Heiligenberg Germany to interview Manfred Bleffert. I am working on a new cut of the film that preserves aspects of the original cut including interviews of Roy Howat, Manfred Bleffert, Elliott Antokoletz, and Austin Symphony Conductor Peter Bay’s discussion and demonstration of elements of Impressionism in La Mer . The film is moving forward and I will also make a version that is purely narrative with no interviews. This version may be the most important.
October 30th at 7:30PM at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX I will perform Debussy pieces with video and will show a cut of my Debussy Film “The World Will Change in His Sound”. October 14th at Noon I will perform at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX with Chaparral Eurythmy. March 10th 2011 I will also perform at Central Presbyterian and will do a solo recital at Steinway Piano Gallery of Austin Saturday March 5th, 2011.
November 2010 I will return to The Netherlands for a 2 week tour with speaker and cello with works including the Beethoven Cello Sonata Opus 69, Arvo Pärt’s Fratres for Cello and Piano, and works by Debussy, Anthony Tobin, and Imke Jelle van Dam.
During July 2010 I toured the Netherlands and conducted a workshop in the Hague. I received a grant from the Iona Stichting for this project to perform a solo program including Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Ginastera, and Dutch Composer Imke Jelle van Dam, and work with eurythmists, a speaker, and musicians on subsequent tours. I strengthened my connection with eurythmists Emilie van der Held, Elisabeth Appenrodt, and Martje Brandsma.
During January/February 2010 I performed Debussy’s four-hand work 6 Epigraphes antiques with Kiyoshi Tamagawa at Southwestern University as part of The Bilitis Project I also continued my work with Chaparral Eurythmy and performed with Margrethe Solstad, leader of the Goetheanum Stage Group.