I went to an "African African" restaurant, as Larry
In an area with a lot of small shops you find a woman
cooking things in big pots
and tell her what you want. There is a dirt floor and
metal roof. I got
fish, vegetables, matoke, rice and posho. And a Stony
beer, as usual. This all cost about $1.50, a huge meal,
and was freshly
cooked. We sat at a table outside a shop in the area.
A dog was lying
in the shade of a truck near me, but he was not
interested in my matoke.
Tues I tried to meet with the Maltech U principal
(president) but he wasn't there. I'll just show up
tomorrow to do a lecture there. We went to the Hare
Krishna restaurant which was good downtown, and battled
traffic through a couple of other stops for TATS
business and back to the guesthouse before it rained.
Finally finished loonspace.c to create new scores,
and sent 10 of them off to Hoon in Seoul. I guess
they will perform the piece in October. It will be
nice to have this program for other uses, too.
The Stawa class was great. Prof Justinian Tamasuza
(composer), 4 or 5 of his former students, and his
wife Prof Sylvia Tamasuza (ethnomusicologist) came,
and were enthusiastic participants. I talked about
granular synthesis. I played Smoke, and they loved it.
Usually when I play a piece people here love
it. We are planning for some future seminar online,
or next summer maybe.
I have been enjoying the Stawa U. students, as they
are learning something new and generally like it, but
this was on a new level with a bunch of composers!
They are enthusiastic about learning electronic music.
Prof Tamasuza studied electronic music as a grad student
at Northwestern and at
Belfast. I created a resource document and sent it
around on flash drive. I also found out they have a
whiteboard and projector here, altho it's not for sure
that the projector works.
So tomorrow (Wed) I have a talk at Maltech U, a meeting with
collaborator Kalungi who will bring me an akogo (thumb
piano), the Stawa U class, and maybe dinner at the
rotating restaurant with a view. Thursday I head off
to Entebbe to see the botanical garden and then catch
my flights back to the US. I am very eager to see T
and S, but also kind of surprised that the month here
has gone by so quickly. I will miss Uganda, but am so
enriched by the visit!
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