Hey everyone, I know I haven’t written a lot lately (grad school and other problems have been keeping me occupied), so, I thought maybe I would write a little bit about working on my dissertation.
It’s not easy, writing a dissertation, that is. Think of writing a book, and not a short book either, that’s pretty much what this is. Since my proposal was approved in December, I’ve completed drafts for two chapters and a third is in progress. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, yes and no, considering there’s at least three more chapters that I haven’t even begun…yet.
I think one of the hardest parts is trying to put my thoughts about these film scores into words. Sometimes it’s easy, other times not. The thing with writing about any kind of music is that the same melody will mean something different to each person listening to it. And what I’m doing is trying to nail down a specific meaning for a specific set of scores that (almost) everyone reading it could find plausible. It’s really a case of: I know what I want to say, but I’m having a lot of trouble saying it.
I know I don’t normally talk about my work, but thank you for listening 🙂