The Sky Is Crying indeed for many of us today (both in the U.S. and internationally). As we play the blues for those who have passed or otherwise suffer due to torrential rain, I offer a slice of solace through a cover of Elmore James's tune by one of my idols, Mr. Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Matthew Kennedy's "Until I Say 'When'" is a breathtaking exposure of space, timbre, and mood, that is both playful and hypnotic.
Improvised, attention to tone, detuning/microtuning, overtone series, extended techniques, bowed, sul pont., gutteral, dark, deep, possesses the listener.
I am not a composer. I compose music. Are you a composer?
I would like to speak about a tool that has worked consistently for me for many years, and improved my work product and workflow immensely.
Nick Johnston - "Remarkably Human" (album) Well-mixed, colorful, rich, shred, melodic, tasteful, free, open, dark, light, contrasting.
Fight. Don't overcome; you can't. Just keep fighting, becoming, and sharing your story. That's all that matters.
We will be taking a brief detour from edgy music by exploring the world of modality, jazz, and levity.
"STRING II was made with “real” sounds - sounds that I recorded both in my studio and in the field. I used only the oddest bits of these recordings to go ahead and represent something else. Something that EVERYONE hears differently - its interpretation is up for grabs. I feel that’s important."
Hi All,You can often tell the mental state of someone by how their workspace looks. In my case... let's just say I've got the beginnings of a few projects on my mind. Granted, this is relatively tidy. It may get messier....Dan
Dale Osterman's piece Ouroboros depicts the serpent that devours its own tail. #analysis #contemporaryclassical
I try to answer this question over and over again, and it becomes increasingly difficult to answer.
There are times when musical notation simply does not suffice to both technically manifest, nor artistically describe, the music that is heard. This is the case with Diogo Carvalho's piece Reveal.
"Highway to Hell" - Dan Lis Original sound design and video; abstract; mix of rock, noise, hip hop, mixed media, contemporary art/"new" music
Regardless of your income stream(s), we all need to budget our finances. That is why I have made a budget calculator free to anyone who wants to use it, musician or non-musician. All you have to do is subscribe to the blog, and I will email you a copy of it!
Frost* - Milliontown Favorite track: Hyperventilate Prog, hard prog, shred, melodic, tasteful, nuanced, timbrally rich, synth and guitar balance expertly orchestrated
"Music is the only way to the transcendent.” But why use music as a tool?
In this blog, I have repeatedly asked the questions "what does this mean?", "what is the point?", and "what can we learn from this?" In truth, sometimes nothing means anything, there is no point, and we can't learn from anything. While these are philosophical points that have their own arguments, I would like to discuss …