May 2010 Archives
Epic. Musical soundtracks or movie scores, epic music gets the blood pumping. It tends to be loud also. I will try to either work with the volume (forte/ F) or the large scale.
Today the sounds that struck me most were beats. In every song there are growing beat or bass lines that resonate. In my head the picture is of water ripples as they grow.
In the morning I was rocking out so some choir music (oxymoron?) to get in the mood for my concert. This particular song is the story of a boy and a girl. At the end of their lives, they lay in their graves "giving silence, for silence". I have both seen and preformed this song. The silence that breaks the words in the song is almost as tangible and powerful as the words. It will be a challenge but it will be fun.
While listening to and practicing music for my concert, I paused during one of the songs and looked at the structure of the piece. At that time the altos had the melody in the song and the other parts seemed to float above or below it. I will try to make something that reflects this.
It seems that every spring I start listening to music that is very summery. The guitars and melodies just seem to co-incide with the excited feeling of summer. Summer is warm, fun, and exciting so I will try to capture those feelings.
Today I have been listening to a lot of acoustic music. With the songs I listen to, there is a very earthy and natural sound to it. It is also a very relaxed and flowing sound as well.