There is something about the energy of January which makes me want to create strong rhythmic bright music. I feel the blue and violet of the light coming through the winter dimness.
Hi everyone, My music always comes with a story and this is story of today’s track.
I created this loop back in December 2018. It was called ‘Happy Christmas’. But I was having a problem with the volume on my track. When I tried to put up the volume on Audacity, it didn’t translate to playing it at the right once volume when it was imported.
So some of my tracks sat unheard in a file! Until I worked out that I had a settings problem in Audacity.
And the motto of the story is that timing is everything. Sometimes we have a voice but no-one can hear it. Sometimes we have a voice and we are heard.
Happy New Year!
I have been getting into music tech in a big way. We have bought cables and boxes and more cables and boxes! And a midi controller. And I have been studying Ableton, a great DAW for composition.
But today – a frosty day in January, none of the kit was working for my ears or my soul! The kit couldn’t capture the sound of my keyboard in my dining-room on a frosty day. It kept changing it and containing it and perfecting it. And I wasn’t going to have any of it!
So . . . I recorded myself playing the accompaniment on my good old keyboard and I then recorded myself playing the tune over the top on my good old camera! And now you can hear me playing my keyboard in my dining-room on a frosty day!
Hi, sometimes it just good to sing something from your heart. As my son and I have colour sensitivity, our journey is a complicated one. I am not anti-doctors but lets just say that sometimes when you have a life to live, their opinions can get in the way!
Hi, May is an amazing month for me. The light just feels a whole lot better than any other time of the year. It is just bright enough for me to still be able to perceive some of the red and orange light from winter but not too bright so that the blue of mid summer dominates and drains the colours. And it makes me feel like opening my heart wide. I hope you enjoy my loop.
Finally my pre-amp has arrived so I am able to get some sound out of my microphone. I am just having fun playing with my voice and creating layers. This is called ‘Priming the Well Pump’. I hope you enjoy it.
What better thing to do on a cloudy day than take some pictures of your son cooking his favourite dish and set them to your own bluesy loop?!
I hope you enjoy!
I created this loop on a tough day when I was finding it hard to interact with colour. I am so grateful for having music in my life. When things feel impossible it can lift my soul!
So . . . my loop is called ‘Gratefulness.’
Being colour sensitive I can’t appreciate colour as I would like. If I try to paint, the colour of the paint may disturb me. It could be the colour of the paint in the tube, on the page or mixed with other colours. And even if I could navigate this, the sun may suddenly go in and my perception of the colour would change quite radically.
For this reason I have decided to work with sound and using my looper my pedal, to my delight, I have discovered that I can layer up sounds as if I was layering paint. I can feel the colour and the texture of the sound and it gives me a feeling of creating something whole which makes me feel complete.