Adam Bentley’s (director of Luke’s Kitchen) crowdfunding campaign for his next project, Call of the City (of which I will be writing the score) is down to its final week. His team has raised $3000 so far – the goal is in sight!
You can help out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/callofthecity.
I think it is well known that Bonobos don’t like to tell time to the exact minute, instead opting to divide the hour into 12 parts. Some humans also share this affinity.
This iPhone / iPod app helps to bridge the gap between humanity and bonobonity. Each species can easily read and understand the clock in their own species-specific way, and still share the experience.
Though it may be my last, I made my first iPad app this morning.
Its job is just to look cool while hanging on a wall. Also, it tells you what time it is in a mildly easy-to-read font called Monaco. Come to think of it – I think that’s what my terminal is set to.
Just head there with your iPad, then click on the extras button in Safari and “Add to Home Page”!
It’ll download everything it needs to run to your iPad, and you can use the clock forever and ever after that – even if you’re not online.
I’ve been recording quite a bit this last week or so… Here’s what I did with the new Bass samples from Trillian.
Faster Does It – A gorgeous BeBop duet.
Covert Affair – Cooler jazz piece with EP and trumpet
Isolated – Really nice electric bass solo
Lesson learned from bebop production: Attitude is more important than notes.
Also in the survey, several people asked for more harp music. This is pretty surprising to me – but I’m glad to write more for harp.
In addition, two people asked for Western music.
So… here’s a Western harp piece: Pale Rider
And for the elven harp contingent… Enchanted Journey
This title surprised me in that none of my other titles or descriptions used the words “Enchanted” or “Journey”. I guess it was time.
An interesting thing that three people mentioned in the last poll I did was a funeral march. I could have recorded the famous march by Purcell, but decided to write a new one.
In an ideal world, the march should be playable by just a few people – who are all able to march in the procession. So, no marching pianos or marching cello sections. No synths or electric guitars.
It should be able to be played by just a few musicians. Not everyone dies rich.
Writing a great funeral piece proved remarkably difficult. Instead, I wrote a “pretty-good” piece.
Two trumpets, one trombone, and one tenor drum.
Funeral March for Brass – Play this one live at my funeral; it’ll be really cool.