Curtis, however, takes the art of being nervous to new heights.
I'd say he's about here now:
By next week he'll be about here: Note the coffee. This is entirely normal for him, and I'm sure plenty of other composers can relate. Writing music is like gestating and then birthing a baby... and then handing it over to someone else to take care of. He has to place his trust entirely in the performers, in this case, these folks:
The Radius Ensemble is an incredibly talented and joyous bunch of folks, and totally capable of playing the cr@p out of anything he hands them, so I think it will be fine. That being said, I am very thankful that, as a Storyteller, I am in charge of my own performances! From start to finish, it is entirely up to ME and no one else, to see a story through from beginning to end. If I screw up, no one else is to blame. And if I can make the audience laugh - or at least chuckle - I can take that with me, too.