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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Motif Matters



Here is an example of a musical element that now resides in my composer's toolbox. This is by no means a finished product, just a better quality version of an idea on real piano that I recorded onto my iPhone to capture the inspiration. On the iPhone I tend to use Voice Memos or, if I can lay my hands on it at the time, the Blue Microphones Blue Mikey 2.0 iPhone/iPod Recorder. Then the next stage was to re-record using the Avid / Digidesign ProTools LE (version 7.4.2), two tracks of Nord Stage in real time. Having create an instrumental mix I then 'heard' this soprano vocal part in my head during playback, so promptly added that and re-mixed as above...

Sometimes these 'sketches' are absorbed into complete pieces, such as those included in the collection entitled Sotto Voce on Bandcamp.

P

Saturday, 12 January 2013

How can I keep from singing...?



A marvellous Flash Mob performing The Beatles 'Here Comes The Sun' held in a Spanish unemployment office where, typically, unemployment rates are around 25%.

Check out more about the story from The Atlantic.

P h/t @Giles_Fraser