I'm all moved in to my new home in Germany. Some of the legal stuff for letting me stay here might take a while to sort out still, but my shipment of boxes (that traveled over the ocean on a ship, no less!) just arrived and it didn't take too long for me to excitedly rip all of those open and put things away!
I'm finally uploading my recital, and in honor of this blog (and my general dis-ease with using the newer version of iMovie) I'm going to upload a new part of the recital every week. So, given that there is a sonata with 4 movements, a movement of Bach, a short piece, and another short piece as well as a bonus... that means I'll be busy for the next 2 months!
Actually, it might take a little longer. Or shorter. I might be posting some other recordings of my own compositions in the meantime, as I haven't been entirely idle in my last two months here in Germany.
Berlin is cool - I've been taking 3-hour-a-day 5-days-a-week German course and am proud to say that I am now in the A2 level. Of course, that only means that I finished A1 and can communicate somewhat with store clerks and random passers-by, but I am excited. I still find that language is the only way to really get to know anyone else; the only way to get comfortable in a new place, too. It just doesn't feel like home till you can talk to all of the people around, and eavesdrop on random conversations as you walk the streets...
I'm also excited to be here in Europe because I'm now a little bit closer to my cello's birthplace! The cello was made in Cremona, Italy and I hope to go visit there, and visit the maker of course, sometime in the future.
Anyway. Gotta go finish organizing my books on my bookshelf, and figuring out where and how I want to have my sheet music located and organized. Every time I move I have a bunch more music to sort through - alas, the life of a cellist.
Next week - movement 2!