The image used for Bill’s Time And Again album was recently released by NASA in celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 20th year in space. The image is a new Hubble Space Telescope deep space photo showing a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. NASA describes the physics behind this image as follows: “The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.”
In the future I plan to professionally notate and publish early classical piano works of mine. While attending Eastman School of Music in the early 1980s I composed a collection of Toccatas and Etudes for piano. Here is an recording made at an Eastman School of Music recital in 1984 with me performing my Etude #3.
The process of composing and editing requires multiple phases and lots of time. After a work is fully composed the work of notation begins. I use the Sibelius music notation software. Once notated the process of numerous cycles of edits begins. I will play through pieces over and over again day after day making changes. Sometimes an edit is made, then on playback a few days later it gets reversed (at times with cursing along the lines of “Why the hell did I do that?”). I find a good amount of time is needed in order to test how the material holds up during multiple playbacks across multiple days.