Ode to Birmingham
No where near as dramatic as it sounds…… With preparing for moving, I don’t have a huge amount of time to do any “proper” writing and recording, so here is a short moody piano improvisation (which yes, I know is not an ode!). I had an idea with the left hand and just went for it, so excuse dodgy timing and notes! I recorded this on video camera so you get an ’email received’ bling bling somewhere towards the end, and a creaky piano chair!
Bonus Noise! After i got my new job, instead of cautiously saving money for the move, i instantly went out and bought a Novation Mininova. It has lots of buttons and switches for editing rather than pages of indecipherable menus, so is great fun to play with. Really nice bit of kit. I can even justify the spend as I’ve just sold my Roland V-Drums which i owned for ten years. I’m very sad to see them go, but we must move on. So here’s a couple of messy video camera recordings of electronic type noises just to get me used to the buttons. I’m looking forward to using it properly in some pieces.
A bit of junglist drums and low pitch rumblings (i may try and develop this into a full piece)
Just messing with the arpeggiator
For the record, its been unusually hot in the UK this week – 30 degrees. Even playing piano has been hard work.
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