Archive for the ‘Composing’ Category

Just finished a few days’ EP mixing. Regular readers (do I have any of them?!) will be aware that I’ve been working on an EP for the better part of 18 months…..why so long, you ask? Mainly because recording, mixing and mastering is of necessity a slow process when you have a budget of nothing. I’ve begged, borrowed and bartered my way through the project so far – and been blessed in having some hugely talented musicians share their talents with me on this basis – but there’s a limit to how much you can rush people who are working for nothing. If I have  a bass player booked for a recording session and he gets offered a paid gig the same day there’s only one call to be made at his end –he’s gotta take the paid gig. So, we wait. I’m at roughly the 70% point now – which in my experience is the point at which there’s the greatest risk of project abandonment. Starting things is easy, finishing them is another story.  Still, after a long delay it’s good to be back in the studio, mixing and listening to the material with fresh ears. Stay tuned 🙂

recording pic

midnight oil

Posted: July 22, 2014 in Composing

Started writing something this evening….don’t know what it is yet. Choral, probably. I love it when ideas show up uninvited, but part of me always wants to hold on to the newness of it, preserve the pure idea at the point where it could still go in any direction. Still, an unrealised idea’s no good to anyone, right? Better get on with it so.