Much research is already going on well before the “official” research period of the project, and I imagine the same will be the case after the research period has passed, while I’m composing or even rehearsing the orchestra. As our teacher made clear to us (and as I’m fully aware), the research I conduct for this project is not at all like the research I would conduct for an English paper. It’s an inseparable part of the project from day one to day fin, and it’s an inseparable part of my life because it’s what I like to do in my free time.
It’s true. I love this kind of research. The YouTube videos and articles I have open right now can attest to that.