Two thirds of January in, and my post-a-daily-sound-doodle project is still going strong, but for how long. A year is obviously preposterous for this undertaking, unless I resort to the barest of audio sketches (switch on, put fingers in ears, go bleeeaaaaaahhh, post to blog), but much to the contrary I would like to spend yet more time on some of the ideas that are trickling out of my woodwork brain.
I’m finding that my resources are a little limited. Audacity software plus voice, guitar, drum machine, assorted found sounds, and motley instruments. The advantage of not having banks of effects, keyboards, synths and so on, mean that I have to bring in invention the mother of necessity – my resourcefulness is put on its creative back foot to stay in the game. Unfortunately my resourcefulness can be a brittle, unyielding thing, especially at 11pm when the pressure is on and the neighbours are in.
As for the results so far, well I’m too near the project to objectively report back, but I’m pleased to note some new song snippets have been brought in to existence, but I’m sure I meant to experiment rather more. I hope to see at the middle of the venn diagram of song, instrumental and experiment, a beautiful hub of where the three meet in perfect harmony. Not yet sunshine!