New Commission, Another Sketch

Collaborating some more with Uchenna Dance co. Have learnt loads from previous commissions;  indeed the process never ends. Here’s a wicked bit of advice for budding dance composers like me.

Today’s 30 min sketch, loops, playing with midi, ah, if only I could access live musicians more easily. This academic year’s challenge.

Listen with headphones or you miss the bass line – needs a tidy up. 

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jay dee the isaac hayes of our time

it was sister45 who played this to me some time ago; A 40-piece orchestra interpreting jay-dilla’s music. project’s called suite for ma dukes. arranged by composer miguel atwood ferguson last year, it’s been a real treat to see the footage, watching orchestral members vibing, the conductor in his staccato shaking way keep it together. rip j-dilla.