lunedì 14 maggio 2018

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As you know, I spent this weekend working on the 48 hour film thing.
My part turned out to be small, which is fine.
I waited around Friday evening, there wasn't much contact, and had my first meeting on Saturday morning.
It soon became apparent that there were very fixed ideas in place and what was needed musically was a few background 'string' textures to go over beats. Thanks to Robert for leading me to that Musescore2 program.
Yes, it appeared to all be about 'donk    donk     boom boom donk,       donk    donk     boom boom donk'.
So I spent about 8 hours on Saturday writing 'textures' to go over beats. I like to keep my promises and I had said I'd present him with 5 textures on Sunday.
Sunday morning I met with the him again. He seemed to quite like some of my textures. He certainly wasn't excited about them. He transferred them into a program he had on his computer and turned my string sounds (which he'd asked for) into things like squeeks and swarks. He seemed happy as he messed around on his computer. Someone else had given him some 'beats' that he thought he might use too. My car was loaded with acoustic instruments which I now knew would not be needed. I told the guy that he could turn my textures into bagpipes, or whatever, and cut and paste them if he wanted. I pointed out that he didn't really need me anymore. He looked up briefly from his computer screen and agreed. He seemed to be having fun with his new program and said there wouldn't really be enough time to record acoustic instruments. I asked him if he knew how heavy and awkward a double bass was to move around. He agreed that it might be a bit awkward. He thanked me and I left.

I'm recording some stuff for another young guy next Saturday. He wants four violin parts and four double bass parts, all with simple repetitive lines, overlaid. Shouldn't be fun.

Projects like these are not really why I became a musician / composer (amateur). It'll be good to get back to practising the Testore Trio parts. As my dad used to say, "That's music you can whistle while painting the roof."


13 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Yep.should've stolen the Randy Newman tunes.
Or recorded my bread maker which is making some interesting squeaks.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Having a bread maker like that makes you an official composer these days. You should be involved in the 48 hour film thing next year. I'll spread the word that you have a bread maker.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Just got a txt to say that none of my music was used. A good way to fill in a weekend though, especially when you're not feeling well.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Sorry to hear that.
Why not send your creation to Peter Jackson or Martin Scorcese.
Winning an Oscar will show those ingrates.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

They put my name on the credits with the two people they replaced me with. I asked them to take my name down.

Robert ha detto...

In the end we only have gifts and creativity through the Word.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Well, there's a nonsense statement when I really needed one.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

"In the end we only have gifts and creativity through the Word."

I'm glad that's not true or it would be a boring and narrow-minded world we live in.

Mind you, I guess that a lot of fundamental muslims and crazy christians live like that.

Robert ha detto...

"Now in a great house there were not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some unto honor, and some unto dishonor. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every good works."

This is the living Word.
Statements of nonsense or not true will simply not do!
Though I could be wrong.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

"honor'. Interesting that the word is in American.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

If Robert thinks that this crap makes sense then good luck to him.


Oh, I forgot, the 'Word' doesn't allow dissent.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

It's a bit cheeky changing the link name to Robert's blog but, given his recent rantings maybe it's apt.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

'Doing a Robert' I see.