Posts tagged instrumental
SCP #82: Interruption

On Friday afternoon I had just started recording the day's song when I heard a dripping sound from the hallway.  My upstairs neighbours' flat was rapidly flooding, and as a consequence flooding down into my flat too.  This is not the first time this has happened, so I knew exactly which areas of my apartment needed to be evacuated of stuff.  I hauled everything out of the wardrobes and used every towel in the house to try and hold back the leaking water.  

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SCP #62: Moon Parade

Last week was challenging, as I never felt like I caught up from the previous weekend.  I was generally exhausted all week, and by Saturday I knew I'd make myself sick if I didn't get a decent night's sleep.  So although I wrote this one on Saturday, I decided to put off the recording until Sunday morning and make the most of an early night.  Unfortunately that was interrupted by an incident that woke my whole apartment building at 4am, and I didn't manage to get back to sleep after that.  I spent the rest of Sunday feeling pretty horrendous, trying to get through both recording Saturday's song and writing and recording Sunday's.  

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SCP #2: Lydia's Needle

I completed my Honours year in music at the Victorian College of the Arts last year, and studied with my friend Joanna Kerr who is a wonderful vocalist and composer.  Her research was looking at "seeds" - small ideas that inform compositions, which in turn inform improvisations, which in turn offer up new material for composing and improvising with.  I'm definitely over-simplifying her work, but that basic idea is central to this project.  There are times when I find getting started on something impossible, often becoming paralysed by procrastination, and this project is attempting to circumvent that by offering a ready-made starting point.  So far it seems to be working, as getting started today (day two) was much easier than yesterday.  I'm still in the honeymoon phase of course, so I'll have to wait and see how long that lasts

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