|| Saturday, 18th October 2008
Monasterio Nuestra Señora De Los
Angeles / Monjas Dominicas,
Mare de Deu del Roser, 2.
Sant Cugat (08174),
Rising at 06.15.
Another mosquito bite has quietly
09.31 Two visitors announced themselves at breakfast, both from the UK,
one now living in Paris. Good breakfast comments on yesterday evening on the whizzing; and on the inner circle
difficulty on finding the downbeat in a bar of one.
Meeting with Special Study Group
II at 09.00; and personal meetings to continue throughout the day.
11.40 Beginners Group at 10.30:
circulating in 1, 2 & 3
groups, with some difficulty. The groups were constantly breaking up, citing
musical incompatibility – the members were unable to determine where one fell, even in a bar of one, or two,
or three. Those confronted with the challenge of finding 1 & 4 in a bar of
5 had the most difficulty of all – the four kept moving around in the bar.
Sometimes it fell on 3 or 5, or just disappeared. Sometimes it appeared on upbeats
of any of the other beats. But that’s what happens when you’re having fun with
your chums – time just slips away!
We are out of the Great Divide.
11.54 Personal meetings resumed.
18.13 Lunch at 13.00: a performance of several pieces by The LCG, including an encore. Silence
visited & was accepted.
Personal meetings resumed &
continuing throughout the afternoon until 18.05.
Tea at 16.00 with Silence
visiting, and accepted. Tea-tastinesses of the acceptable kind were waiting on
the tables, a form of halva I was told.
20.12 T’ai Chi at 18.30, once again in the Ballroom.
Dinner at 19.00. Silence visited
and was accepted.
Post-dinner meeting with Director
Nunez to discuss various arisings & the remainder of the Beginners Course.
House Meeting without guitars at
21.00 in the Ballroom I...
22.33 At the House Meeting, to determine our work for the remainder of
the course, a suggestion from Mr. Russia, made earlier in the course, was
adopted: that the Beginners compose & present their own pieces. Beginners
will present a performance for the House in the Ballroom tomorrow at 20.30.
The Kitchen Team chose to have a
Guitar Circle, to meet immediately after that meeting. The Ballroom will be
available to the Beginners for their preparations tomorrow from 22.30 until
The LCG went to rehearse in
Chapel, except for Martin who joined the Kitchen Team for their Guitar Circle:
Developing Variations on a 4-note
G minor figure, with moderate results;
circulating with offsets, with
whizz circulating, lotsa fun.
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