T. Jenny and I talked about my progress last Monday, as we do every Monday. One thing she brought up was weight. In my dancing I’m always up on my toes. I like to feel light and pretty when I’m moving. But she made a good point: being light is meaningless if it does not exist in a dichotomy with heaviness. This week I’m trying to bring that heaviness into my movement. More specifically, I have to think about what it means to be heavy, and how that translates into the music and the story. Continue reading
Through the last summer and over the course of the past few weeks, music has become an increasingly huge part of my life. It started for fun and has developed slowly (but not that slowly) into absolute devotion. In this time, I’ve made 8 songs. And as each one passes, I see myself growing tremendously. Just two weeks ago, I decided to bet on myself, I invested in my own work, and, with my mother’s assistance, upgraded my music equipment to a more professional level. Continue reading
For my independent project this semester, I’m looking at how artistic vision translates between media. My goal is to tell a story through the media of writing, music, dance, and visual art, and see what is lost and gained in each rendition. Continue reading
This week I didn’t focus on just one skill or technicality! I worked on many different songs, making incredible headway on many projects I’ve been procrastinating on recently. Unfortunately, I legally cannot show you all I did this week or else the record labels who I’m doing these songs for will kick my ass, but I still have 4 songs that I’m very proud of to share with you: Continue reading
This week I spent completely on composing & producing new music! In this post I’ll share some of that with you, and teach you about a few aspects of each song. I’ll also talk about some of my favourite tracks of the week.
This week I spent a lot of time on the performing side of my independent seminar. Since I’m performing a Dj set on Friday, I had to brush up on my Traktor 2 Skills. I’d pulled the I’ll delve into what all of this is in this week’s post!
Djing is crucial for any electronic musicians nowadays, since the only way to make money is really off of touring and playing shows if you’re an artist. Djing is pretty easy, but pulls many skills from production that I already had learned; rhythm management, effecting, tempo matching, and making sure audio quality is optimal. Continue reading
The last few weeks I’ve been working on polishing different aspects of my sound. I decided to spend some time making an acoustic sounding song without any actual acoustic instruments. Continue reading
This week I tried to teach myself something that can’t be taught! Continue reading
I didn’t get to do too much this week since my editor has been very busy and a little unresponsive. I’ve found a few new songs that I’m really excited about and I’ve sent them over to him, but I haven’t gotten any responses yet. I hope to write about a song called ‘Fahrenheit’ by XY&O, but I have to wait for the approval from my editor. I spent my time looking for music this week since I haven’t written in a little while. Hopefully my editor will respond to me soon since I’d like to write a few reviews this coming week to take a little break from my research. I feel like I’ve become a little disconnected from all the new music that’s being released since I’ve been focusing on research. I’d like to take next week to look at all the albums that have come out in October and keep an eye out for new SoundCloud releases. A lot of music has come out recently and I want to give it a listen. The picture I’ve placed here is a few albums that came out on October 16, so there’s a lot of catching up to do. If my editor gets back to me, I should be able to write a lot in the upcoming week.
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I finished another track! And mastered it! Continue reading