Been holding off going into detail about this project for a while, but now that the promo video’s out I should probably get to it!
On May 15 I will be directing the documentation of The Collegiate Chorale’s performance of battle hymns, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, on the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in NYC. The piece will feature 200 singers and one military drum, and the material is based off of Civil War texts from an Abraham Lincoln speech to songs by Stephen Foster and a letter from a soldier to his wife. Nothing like this has been attempted at this venue, and it’s going to be an incredibly special experience. It’s also going to present a whole range of challenges for documentation that we’re still in the process of figuring out, but I’m confident that the results will be superb.
Needless to say I am very excited about all of this and honored to be put in charge of such a project. More details on all of this as the concert nears.
Time for some Friday funk. Had the fortune of going to school with a few of these guys, and I’m enormously happy to see them blowing up and getting the recognition they deserve. Their new album is tight as hell and absolutely worth a few spins.
Welcoming a new member to the family/retiring the old family.
Also, yes, I name my drives after animal names that I find the most fun to say. My drives to date are as follows:
Beeeeeeeeees!!! (yes, with 10 e’s and 3 exclamation points; this is very important)
I don’t expect to be requiring a new one for quite some time given that it’s 8TB and all…though I said something similar the last time around with these 3TB twins a year and some months ago. Guess I should be happy that I’m shooting/editing enough to fill up that much space so quickly…
Also, decided it was about time to buy a grown-up hard-drive (i.e. G-RAID) given that this stuff is kinda important/my living and manually backing up stuff on my other drives has been tedious at best and unsuccessful at worst.