Last Tuesday I was notified that my entry for the Hong Kong Composers Showcase scheme of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestral Piece for a New Era, was chosen as one of the four works to be presented. That came as a total surprise.
The Orchestral Piece was written at the end of a semester with me totally brainwashed by minimalism, and with me procrastinating for months since I learned of the scheme, which I nonetheless decided to give a try. I have no idea why the jury liked the result of this trial (laughcry). Maybe it’s a signal for me to stay in music and not to switch professions?
That said, I am going to have master programme interviews for both urban planning and composition this coming week. I’ll see what offer I get before I decide (procrastination again?).
My running and orienteering trainings have dropped much since December as I placed more emphasis on event organization. But it gives me more satisfaction – I like to make things happen. Things are going on well for the 26 April sprint orienteering event in Tseung Kwan O, the map is near complete, course setting is going on, and entries have begun. Stay tuned as well for the two-event MetOC Championships planned for September – venues will be fresh for most orienteers.