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rezzeJ  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 15, 2017

I'm probably back off to Canada for 3 weeks later this year. This time exploring the east coast. We'll be starting in Toronto and following the coastline round to Halifax, then back to Toronto via train or plane. So that should be pretty great.

I've just gotten over a bit of a unproductive/unenthused slump of a week or two. I've got about 5 tracks finished of the album I'm working on (from a composition standpoint, they still require post-production) and I've just started another. However this new one accidentally has a very similar motif to the track I just finished, albeit in a different key and time signature. I'm going to keep it though and make one track the opener of the album and other the closer, so a sort of reprise.

I've been unhappy with my contribution to Hubski recently. I really wish to post and talk more with all the great people here, and foster stronger relationships. But at the same time I rarely have anything that worthwhile to add to the majority of conversations on this site. And I don't want to just comment for the hell of it. Part of it is I that don't have that many strong opinions on things. I find a lot of the topics discussed interesting, but when it comes to having a say I don't feel that I have a strong enough connection to them to make a valid contribution. I guess that's personal issue to explore.




rd95  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I don't want to just comment for the hell of it. Part of it is I that don't have that many strong opinions on things. I find a lot of the topics discussed interesting, but when it comes to having a say I don't feel that I have a strong enough connection to them to make a valid contribution.

Share what you find is interesting and say why you think it is. It's amazing how many fruitful conversations can come from even a small, offhand comment.

rezzeJ  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're right. It's easy to forget that all it takes is a small spark to start a big fire. I'm going to try to be more conscious about things I can post on Hubski too.

thenewgreen  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    But at the same time I rarely have anything that worthwhile to add to the majority of conversations on this site.
-First of all, that is impossible. Secondly, share your music. You're a phenomenal musician.
rezzeJ  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I appreciate the kind words, tng.

Here's a temporary link to my latest track if you'd like to hear: https://clyp.it/5jjzt00j?token=7fb9e741156215bdf16c0cf416a070a6

zebra2  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know I'd be excited to hear what you've got going on in the music works. As for the repetition of the theme, one of the musical realizations ive had over time is that most notable musicians and acts find a niche that works and stay in it. I think a lot of musicians feel the need to always play the most varied repertoire and not revisit the same ideas over and over again, but the famous musicians you can recognize instantly by hearing them do just that. Good taste doesn't necessarily preclude dressing up the same things over and over again.

rezzeJ  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wasn't going to share anything until I felt the collection was done, but here's a temporary private link to my most recently complete track: https://clyp.it/5jjzt00j?token=7fb9e741156215bdf16c0cf416a070a6

I like your take on revisiting ideas. A composer who springs to mind is Steve Reich and his contrapuntal works. From a macro perspective they can sound quite similar, but once you get into the piece there's lots of new things to hear. But yeah, trying to make something completely different for each piece is something I've struggled with for years and it's only in the last 12 months that I've started to hone in on sound of my own.

elizabeth  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Let me know if you stop by Montreal :)

rezzeJ  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For sure! The route isn't completely confirmed yet, but I'm sure we'll drop by for at least a day or two.