Posts tagged mind map
SCP #125: A Fortune Of Five Cent Coins

This is the first in a series of three experiments with a mind map for the theme glove.  The mind map became a kind of graphic score, with a random starting point chosen and then the lyrics improvised in performance using parts of the mind map as prompts.  This is similar to the way my brain works when I sit down to do a timed writing exercise, but I find it much easier to translate my thoughts to pen and paper rather than speech.  This exercise was an interesting way to bypass the pen and go straight to my voice.  I found it quite challenging, but resisted the urge to record second takes of any of the improvisations.

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SCP #58: It, That Once Was Sweet For Him

This piece is not what I was originally working on yesterday.  I had planned out a whole story-song and done lots of timed writing exercises to generate material to work with, but by the time I got that far it was after 11pm and I was exhausted.  I looked up from my piano and into the mirror and my eyes were red and watery, so instead of pushing through I changed tact and did something much simpler.

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