“Atmospheres and Interludes”
My tunes have no shape, they flow and twist enigmatically, illogically. Mood music for troubled minds. Score for a science fiction film never made. Shimmering in the air around you, disappearing without leaving behind so much as a sprinkle of fairy dust.
There’s a strange dichotomy at work here: I’m using this advanced, amazing computer to simulate and record almost any instrument known to humankind…and flubbing and screwing up and patching and improvising…and ending up with some in-teresting stuff.
I’ve got over an hour of music stored in an iTunes folder. Every note of it selected, struck, plucked, bowed, strummed or sampled by yours truly. Using virtual instruments, of course, since I’d be virtually useless if you gave me a real one. Sue me, I’m an eejit savant.
So far this one is our favorite. Hand’s down. A bit of spoken word but just about all instrumental.
I call it “The Departed” and dedicate it to absent friends.
And awayyyyy we go…
Very nice, Cliff. Amazing that you’re able to make something so sophisticated with such basic tools. Ever thought of putting out an audiobook – say of poetry, or stories – with all your own ambient mood-music for background?
Definitely a possibility (a future spoken word/music compilation). I love combining music and my writing and I’ve been spending hours and hours on Garageband, putting tunes and “interludes” together. Watch for more in the future. Thanks for writing…