Never mind all that 1980s, messing about with noisy cables and crackly boxes; what’s happening now? Are you recording anything new?
Well, sort of. Over the past two months I have worked on two pieces. Anna and Back to summer.
I am still mixing Anna, despite a version already being available on Sound Cloud. But I think it’s getting close to being ready so I am now commissioning the artwork.
Here is the creative specification for the work. It will probably go through several iterations:
The piece is designed to be broken up for TV/Film scoring. The version on Soundcloud is a composite piece.
Anna is a young orphan girl who has managed to survive on the streets after the death of her guardian and last living relative, her uncle. Anna’s uncle had also retreated from society living on less savoury skills to chisel-out an existence. He reluctantly passes his knowledge onto his sister’s daughter. Anna is even better than her uncle at exploiting others, though she harbours more compassion for those less fortunate than her. She targets only the people who can afford to ‘share’ their wealth. Enhancing her skills through others she attracts to her. Wrongly accused of a crime she retreats to the forest where her adventures really begin. May be this is my next novel?
Back to summer
Originally “back to mama” is, and was, a sad song. The latest version, Back to summer, is about the perfect relationship between the perfect couple and it being shattered in tragic circumstances. The bittersweet memories that haunt and lift the person left behind, twist through the music.
I am really pleased with the instrumental piece, which has become a complete work in its own right. That said, I can’t wait to get a vocalist working on their interpretation of this song.
I will share a little more about this soon, including what sounds were used and what recording kit I am now using.