Posted by PH
on August 12, 2014
Another Private View this week, this time at the newly-refurbished Penarth Pier Pavilion. Becky Adams produces beautiful and painstakingly crafted miniatures steeped in sepia-tinged nostalgia. The very personal world they evoke has a warmth and sly humour that is entirely disarming. Lovely.
Last year I taught a module on the MA Creative Sound Production course at UWTSD. As part of the module students had to compose a short piece each week: I did one as well, money where your mouth is and all that…
This album is the result. An unusual experience insofar as:
- All the tracks were done to some outside brief. I didn’t choose to do any of them and, Hell, I don’t even like some of them.
- All the tracks were done very quickly (usually in a couple of evenings).
- These were the first tracks I’d produced in nearly 10 years. I was on a steep learning curve myself.
Hugely enjoyable and very satisfying in an odd, oblique, way that even now I can’t quite pin down.
[You can track back on the blog—or search using the “composition study” tag—and find posts describing the methods used to produce each of the tracks. If you’re interested.]