Dev, Brad and Rick
Once Rick arrives and chairs are arranged the meeting begins. An opening circulation centered on "C" and "G" with several changes of direction and a few double-time shifts morphs into improv about halfway in. Then a revisiting of a recent exercise tentatively called "step on your buddies' toes" circulation with more direction changes, stacatto/legato/sostenuto as well as timbral variances and a few fits of laughing.
Dev needs to take an aspirin break at 1423.
Back at 1428 and after a brief discussion on what might be played at the coming "Movie Night" gig, the team works on Askesis; the first run through is aborted and deemed too fast, the second is taken all the way through with the team agreeing that the mistakes might be due to lack of warm-up.
At 1445 Rick takes a phone call of necessity.
Resuming work at 1450 the subject of the future of GCNE comes up in discussion but the suggestion that this is saved for the upcoming meeting with the full team is adopted. The team then plays Third Relation twice. The first time through many mistakes are apparent to the team so Rick makes a suggestion of attempting to show no emotional or physical reaction to mistakes and it is applied to a second run through.
A play-through of Intergalactic Boogie Express is next at 1520. Brad offers the opinion that this is one of the group's better-played pieces while Dev offer's the advice not to "ham the ending." Then Where is The Nurse is played once though and an observation is made that this is also a piece that the team plays well.
Dev takes a few minutes to review the "Rock and Roll 5's" in THRAK and then it is given some attention; first in sections and them once through complete. The team is less critical of the outcome of the play through given that Dev is playing a less familiar part but it is agreed upon that being able to play multiple parts in repertoire gives the team added flexibility and is a challenge that might be worth exploring.
A final circulation revisits most of the strategies employed during the opening 2 circulations.
The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday July 8th.
This meeting is adjourned at 1531.