Margin’s Music

Sorry about all this blogging, what can I say, I’m on a roll!
So I’m part of a musical experiment led by producers Dusk and Blackdown, I’ve kindly been given permission to use some pics from our last rehearsal. They were taken by Jonathan Howells, who has done some wicked stuff which you can check here.

Me looking confused, all day long rehearsals hurt the brain and we only discovered air-con the third rehearsal I think:

Dusk plays with his Theremin:

Ableton Live playtime:

Percussion by Renu and in the backdrop lovely visuals by Jonathan:

Sibelius meets MIDI from Reason 4

As Far As Hair Goes

I’ve been asked to write some music/collaborate for Uchenna Dance Company for April, so I started sketching ideas. Themes are beauty, the self, esteem.

I sampled youtube, it’s a great way for me to feed my obsession with learning how to groom my natural tresses. Some of the ladies, in their discourse on beauty, had beautiful ways of saying words, interesting intonation, so I chopped up their phrases and used them on my beat/sketch. It’s meant to sound quite sparse, abstract…
I was playing with a glockenspiel during a school break when working at an academy in Brixton, I vowed to use it in my next composition. Lots of mixing to do still, the beat needs more work too!

Let me know what you think.

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