Alas, the premiere of Long Barn was canceled last week, so the piece will be put on hold until I’ve finished the other commissions on my plate. I’m not really sure why the performance was nixed, but it’s aggravating that I put off another paying commission to start the cycle (a non-paid project), spent weeks working on it, and had the piece nearly half-finished when word came down from the VW Conference that the cycle wouldn’t be performed.

I’m very happy with the work that I’ve done on the piece so far, so I intend to finish it, but I feel very much compelled to put it on the back burner until I’ve finished the four commissions currently on my plate that I’m being paid for.