In my last post a few weeks ago I mentioned that it wasn't time to panic yet. Well, with just two weeks until the first of December, the time to panic has officially arrived!
As it stands right now, I have about 15 ideas that I've spun off the initial idea that I posted about two weeks ago, some developed and some not so much. I also have a pretty good idea of what I want the piece to do. Now the trick over the next few days will be shaping these ideas into a coherent piece of music. I'll do this by drawing a map of what I want to happen and then I'll begin molding my ideas into the important spots, for example: the opening, the closing, the climax, and the major section changes. Once the ideas for each of these sections are in place I'll begin the process of extending, polishing, and connecting each bit with each other until it is a cohesive unit.
It will be a busy weekend, look out for another post in the next few days with some details and perhaps even some fragments.