Tonight’s piece marks the first time I have recorded a piece with Saxophone in ten years. My old Sax had started falling apart, and the potential cost of refurbishment along with the Progressive Metal focus of the Cumulo-Nimbus years meant that I just never got round to doing anything about it.
Tonight’s one has the distinction of being probably the quickest I’ve done since I started – it only took 4 hours. Most of the reason for that is that it’s not very imaginative, and the performances are pretty rough. But that kind of suits it.
It’s lazy, but loud. Very […]
Tonight’s effort is sadly a little bit on the bitter and angsty side, it’s also probably the most pop rock like piece I’ve ever done.
However, despite all that, I rather like it – it came together really easily, starting with the chorus melody on the guitar. From there the […]
I keep missing so many that I can’t keep track of the number I should be up to any more, so from now on I’ll just refer to them by their filename – which is the date they’re written.
This week’s effort is very short (40s), but it achieves the […]
This one is very short I’m afraid – once again I came up with a nice idea, but completely failed to develop it. However, since the spirit of this exercise is to produce something no matter how short, here it is.
It’s a quartet for cello, two flutes and clarinet […]
Ok, so I decided to do one this week anyway…though due to the fact that it’s too bloody hot to spend an evening in an airless room with a computer and a bunch of audio gear shoving the temperature towards 40, it’s pretty short – about 1:30 short.
Only 7 hours work this time – still way above target, but getting slightly better.
I think it’s length that has the most effect on how long it takes to do, not complexity. This one is the simplest I’ve done yet – it’s a bit of a cop out really […]
(You see I’ve given up pretending it’s three hours – though even Tuesday is in doubt this time).
Well….this one was a marathon effort – finally finished after 8 hours of effort….partially because I was silly enough to write lyrics and sing.
It’s a blues based hard rock piece […]
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Ok, this idea came to me over the weekend as a way of working on my musical creativity.
The idea is this – Every Tuesday, I have three hours in which to write, record, and produce a piece of music from scratch.
It doesn’t matter how […]