Out of the Blue

02006-03-17 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

This afternoon I went into my studio to record some music for Tears in the Rain. I had three general ideas that I was going to use as starting points for improvisations. Curiously, or should I say typically, it was a fourth piece that moved me. After playing the three improvisations based on themes I had planned, I started playing something out of the blue, which turned out to be the best piece of the day.

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  1. eno

    Let me know if this is what you’re referring to as “out of the blue”. I’ve never approached making music in the sense of planning. E.g., okay I want this bass sound over this snare placed over here at this time. It’s more of a free flowing process than that. Usually I just get something going with a simple beat and just build from that without thought. Anytime I try to “think” about it I always wind up frustrated and end up making something I find dissatisfying.

    Loosing myself rather than using myself always works best for me. I luv that about music. It’s bigger than the artist yet it wouldn’t exist without him/her.

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  2. Curt

    And having your recorder running, you’ve captured a “little miracle”. Kind of like snapping a photo of the horizon at the same moment a brilliant flash of lightning appears.

    Sweet.

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  3. Borya

    That’s how writing often worked for me. What I wanted to write turned out crap (in my case and imo) but I ended up with tiny little stories that still are working and nice to read years after.

    Will you add all 4 improves to the LL or only the last one? That’s a thrilling development TiR takes…

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  4. Anonymous

    You say typically on the forth time? hm, esotoricly there’s 4 energy forces: viewing, thinking, feeling, and then doing/manifesting.(ideas)

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