It’s funny how one person’s new musical experiment can repeat someone else’s old one.
I’ve just listened a new piece which seems almost identical in premise to a piece I composed about fifteen years ago. I suppose it just goes to show that, in music anyway, nothing matters more than context and personal development.
My piece had very specific and personal beginnings and marked a turning point in my development as a player and as a musician. It built on everything I’d achieved up to that point and I could not have created it without the experience I’d collected. I needed to write and perform that experiment, and I have no reason to believe this piece I’m listening to is any different for its author.
This is a very interesting article. I’m only just under half way through it so far, but I believe there are some acute conclusions to be drawn from it.
Noveller – Red Rainbows.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it was released in 2009, but as I’ve worked my way through my “Music to Acquire” list, this has constantly frustrated me by having no samples, no individual tracks for download and being constantly out of stock. So yesterday I finally found Sarah Lipstate’s site and tracked down an MP3 download site, curiously on Cargo Records.
Excellent drones with which to start the day.
Typical. First day back to work and I sleep in.
Actually, there was more to it than that – I touched the snooze button every ten minutes between seven and nine, when I dismissed the alarm only to wake up at twenty to noon.
So I worked from home, getting a good amount done, in between trying to explain to a kitten that while it’s fun chasing a cursor around the screen, I can’t really see through the fat wee barrel.
This naturally fell on deaf ears…
This is the first decently long holiday I’ve taken in years. Lots of cooking, lots of drinking and some rock and roll.
Time to fix what’s broken now.