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Hi, I'm Octavia. I'm 21 years old and just finished my Bachelor of Music Degree. My major was Classical Vocal Performance, but what I'm really interested in is conducting and choral studies. I frequently sing with the ensemble The Esoterics, which you might hear me writing about from time to time.
I am also heavily interested in songwriting and composition. You can find some of my past pieces here, and I'll generally update the blog whenever I have new recordings. My songwriting style is pretty acoustic and folksy, while my composition style is somewhat minimalistic combined with contemporary classical and my biggest influence is definitely Olafur Arnalds.
I grew up throughout the Pacific Northwest. My adolescence was spent in Scappoose, OR and I am of the opinion that one's location during adolescence is what really defines what they consider home. I moved to Seattle to study at Cornish College of the Arts in my second year of college, after my first year was spent transferring between two other schools. Seattle is really starting to feel like more of a hometown to me than portland does and I'm really happy here. You can ask me anything about it.
In this blog you'll find: lots of photography, longings for nature, music, cooking, sarcasm, linguaphilia, terrible french, literature, thoughts on astronomy, Harry Potter, Nerdfighteria, physics and science in general, Doctor Who, Feminism, angry politics, DIY, pretty things, and much much more.
Lastly, to me, blogging is not only about keeping a record of one's own life, but also for forming new relationships, so I'd love to hear back from you if you have anything to say.