As you all know, I have been incapacitated with extreme pain over the last year (since October 2010), so I haven't been at all capable of composing any music, which to me, is painful in itself. Now that my skin grafts are healing (or at least some of them are) and I am now being prescribed a realistic amount of analgesia, I've tried to get a couple of things together.
There have been three big problems with this. The first is that I have had to get used to Windows 7, Cubase Artist 6 and EWQLSO Gold. Getting used to new software is a pain in the neck (metaphorically), especially when I have not been able to use the old software that I had got to grips with (long story). The other big problem is that with having lymphodoema, I can only spend about half an hour at the desktop, before I have to lie back on my bed with my feet raised for two hours. As you all know, it takes half an hour to get into the swing of whatever you're writing, so I had the added obstacle of losing my momentum. The third and final problem is that I seem to have lost my mojo (inspiration, ability, imagination...etc, call it what you like).
Anyway, I've come up with a couple of short pieces (both unfinished, as I still have a lot to learn on the Cubase front, and I would also like to develop them a bit more). The first one, is actually a melody that I have used before. This was because I just needed something or anything to get my teeth into. The second short piece is from scratch.
I hope that you at least find them listenable, and I would welcome any criticism, negative or otherwise.