Tags:



    Third Human

    Reading Time: < 1 minute

    A short piano study in three parts. This started off with ambitions of a cello and string accompaniment, but I decided to keep it clean and simple.




    Endings

    Reading Time: < 1 minute

    A quick little piano tune from an unusual week. Sometimes I simply sit and play something for 10 minutes, then record it (mostly these things are forgotten on disk). No gloss, no production, just as it comes.




    Sunshine

    Reading Time: < 1 minute

    An optimistic, happy and cheerful piece of piano ‘pop’ with less of an electronic feel than usual for me.

    Very pleased to have used Rhodes samples at long last and do something a little bit different.




    Keepsake

    Reading Time: < 1 minute

    Written as a cinematic piece, the scene is slightly uneasy but mechanically timed giving an air of purpose and discovery within a mystery. Subtle orchestral strings, french horn, oboe and orchestral percussion give texture whilst woodwind in the penultimate bars.

    In particular some of the orchestration was deliberately written to sound a little ‘wrong’,




    Escape

    Reading Time: < 1 minute

    A simple piece of piano music with strings. A little dream into the unknown and an escape from the everyday world for 3 minutes. This was a single sitting composition, written, played and recorded in a couple of hours, just the way I like it to be at the piano.




    Delusions

    Reading Time: < 1 minute

    Somehow I am still managing to find time to create a ‘tune of the week’ and having a great deal of fun pushing myself to be creative in a limited time-frame. It’s amazing how much time you can find between the work/life balance and staying up far too late.




    Civilisation (White Mountain)

    Reading Time: < 1 minute

    I wrote this piece of music for a MIDI assignment when I was a music student at York University in 1994/5.

    It’s still one of my favourite pieces and was technically fairly advanced (for me) considering what I had at my disposal at the time.