During January I took on a challenge to write 31 songs in 31 days. Each day I started with a concept and just jumped in. It was fast and crazy for a whole month with little time to plan things out, so I usually worked with a small pallete of mostly randomly picked sounds and a small set of chords. Some days things just worked but on others I wondered around for hours trying to find a connection within the sounds. There were a few days when nothing would connect but then with a particular group of notes or even a "bad" note everything changed and fell into place. There was only one day when the first idea collapsed and I had to start over.
As you might have guessed that because of the time constraints I didn't have much time to get everything done the way I may have wanted, so now I am going through my favorite compositions and cleaning them up and remastering them.
I learned a lot this month about myself and about creating music but I am going to stop right here for now. I will talk more about the experience in other posts as time goes on.
I look forward to hearing your critiques of this music.
So here is a link to the first one: Jamuary 4 Remaster
Leslie Norton (Electronic Symphonic)