Feb. 24, 2014: Day 9 of the Belgian Adventure
Bob gets up at 5:30 a.m. Because he can. All the hot water he wants. Great sunrise while catching up on emails, etc. Keith and Bob discover a lack of students at breakfast. Hope they all made it back from various parts of Europe. Walk to lab, trying Bob’s bank card on way. Still rejected. Try not to take it personally. Unsuccessful.
Lab gets very busy, very quickly. Serious composition and coding occurring. Keith fixes loop problems with harp, clarinet. Dance piece is developing nicely, and violin, “piano” and “fireflies” has lovely textures. “Photograph” samples get stuck at end — doesn’t stop developing. Thematic?
Stroll to enjoyable, cheap lunch. Need this in Vancouver. Afternoon sessions have Belgian students involved. Works very well for middle section of harp, clarinet piece. Plexiglass interface developing well by other group. Hope this all comes together. Might come apart. Theatre has advertised concert and is already getting a response. Positive. Unusual for our offerings.
Keith and Bob hobble back to hotel for dinner. Surprised to find students there already. Sitting in lounge drinking beer. Not surprised by that. Retire to our room to eat sandwiches and catch up on marking and paperwork. No different from working in offices in Vancouver. Except it is. A good thing.