I remember, about a year ago, discussing deadlines with my undergraduate advisor, Carlyle Sharpe. Or more accurately, we were discussing the composer's ability to miss deadlines.
I can't imagine why I would bring that store up now.
HOWEVER, despite the hiatus on this project, I am now working on it full-time. While I don't have anything to show tonight, I can say that at this point it will be roughly seven minutes long, which is around 300 bars at quarter=166. I will have the melody/basic shape finished early this week, and will be posting a Scorch file as soon as I'm ready to share.
If everything goes according to plan, next weekend will be spent writing a harmonic language for the work, and the next few weeks will be spent orchestrating.
Twenty days until deadline.