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Joshua Iyer

A Refound Obsession

February 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I've taken a break from being obsessed with the violin. I mean, I haven't really practiced it any less, nor have I refrained from my love and interest in music. However, yesterday's noon-1pm non-stop practice session and a piece I wrote this morning (and practiced this evening) helped to start to guide my ego back into the wonderful world of violin-playing, with my pictured fireplace winter setting with violins hanging on the walls. I hope this obsession stays, although it might not. I just think the best way to go in life is to be obsessed with music; I'll just have more fun in actual life, not just now, if I enjoy the violin. You know what I mean?

Anyways, this morning I did write a piece for me and my friends to play - I called it "The Dawn of Time." Written for Bb clarinet, tuba, snare drum, three violins, viola, and cello (those are the instruments played by me and my friends), it discusses the heated battle at the beginning of time between matter and anti-matter, and also takes a small moment to revel on the beauty of the universe. In April or May (or it might have to wait till summer), I'm hoping we'll all be able to get together and we can record the piece for YouTube. I believe I'm playing the first violin part. It's not that long of a piece, but it'll take time to first get the notes down, then get the dynamics down. And putting it all together is another story; yesterday I went to my friend Marissa's house (she's a violinist) and me, her, and Sam (he's a percussionist) played together. Sam could sort of play organ, so I scribbled something down at dinner and we had fun playing it. I also found a newfound love for organ. I don't know if I'd want to play any actual pieces on it. I just loved jamming on it - it's like a mini piano with foot bass notes! I sat there for about twenty minutes just jamming - and Sam played the stand (using pencils to tap a drum line on the stand). I actually got the tune for "Doomsday" from Doctor Who. Alas, I do not have an organ, but in the summer I plan on walking to Marissa's house to play with hers. :)

Sorry. I guess I was kind of ranting. Well, anyways, thanks for reading! I hope the violin becomes even more in my life than before! And no, I doubt 'refound' is a word but it sounded cool. :)

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