BONUS Early Post
Well I actually finished the final movement of ACC7 last night. I just sat down and bipped out the fugue, and then there was very little else left to do. It still needs some polish, but I think it’s a powerful movement, displaying a variety of compositional techniques. If I bip out the other fugue (the one in ACC5) before dinner today, then I could easily finish that movement before I go to London (or even before I go to bed tonight), leaving me with only the 1st movement to complete. This means that actually, I’m back on track, having completed the following over the last week:
1 Christmas carol.
1 set of responses.
2 movements of my PhD.
Don’t ask where this burst of compositional energy has come from. It might be related to the fact that I’ve started intermittent fasting – I only eat between 12 and 8 every day. I hear that there’s substantial research to suggest that fasting for 16 out of every 24 hours increases focus, and I certainly seem to be experiencing that. It also means that I get quite a lot of work done before 12, just to have something to do between getting out of bed and having breakfast.