New music, or music which is new to me, is occupying my thoughts now: Schoenberg op. 11, the Busoni Fantasia Contrappuntistica, and new music of my own. I've got a lot on my plate this season, and I haven't even mentioned my activity with ICE. I'm very excited about the imminent release of our Crumb CD on Bridge, and the disc for which I spent so much time on New Focus, which we're calling Abandoned Time. Both discs are excellent representations of ICE's many strengths. Meanwhile, there's much to enjoy about the city in these last weeks of August, and the weather has been heavenly.