"Reflections" is a song about how you can only exist when being mirrored by another because without that, how could you even know anything is real? Or something like that. How do we know what's real though.
Anyway, I'm very happy with my guitar layering in this song and I'm also happy I was told to turn the drums up by my reflecting other.
New Hairy Larry CD, Elphonium.
Free download and streaming on the Live Music Archive.
“Some music has words, and rock had words that at times aspired to poetry, but the words were always sounds first, spoken to the body before the mind.”
-- from A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, page 97
Violin Improvisation just released under Creative Commons license to listen to here!
My musical year 2018:
- released an album
- started learning the violin (and still loving it!) https://fiddledreams.wordpress.com/
- did a couple of collaborations: https://awhaleslantern.bandcamp.com/track/be-com-ing (with @sixohsix ) and https://awhaleslantern.bandcamp.com/track/island-of-stability with @y6nH
- recorded with my band (not released yet)
- learned and sang many songs with my a cappella singing trio https://soundcloud.com/3-cactus-flowers
"The song is addressed to a (school) child, encouraging it to follow its own path, saying "the way you are, you will go so far". It addresses that sometimes that's hard, and one needs to fight and not give up. The basis of the song was a guitar fingerpicking pattern I had lying around for years." @reto about "The Way You Are", a song he created together with @hairylarry for our #MusicCollab !
You can listen to, download, and pay if you like here: https://awhaleslantern.bandcamp.com/track/the-way-you-are
@Bonedwarf check the #musiccollab tag to find lots of working musicians on Mastodon, and the A Whale's Lantern albums are made by fediverse musicians working together in pairs:
After a long time of not doing so, I have updated my violin learning blog with a little "after 6 months of learning"-post:
Yesterday we had an awesome gathering at the train station #piano in #Bern. It's so beautiful if random people #sing #songs together. Then you start to dream about how society could be if we wouldn't have all these inhibitions:
"Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one"
John & Yoko
Thinking about doing another round of the #MusicCollab in the new year... and I hope people would still be interested! But for now, I hope you all had some nice days to conclude this year! 🎉🎉🐳
@Josey Hello! Welcome to Mastodon!
Yes, people definitely talk about music here and even talk about other's music.
Even long winded and really nice discussions about it too!
I know I'm outside of the instance you're on but I'm sure a lot of people in your instance are just as interested!
I'm a digital musician, I mostly compose for my own video games actually.
You may want to try going on @awhaleslantern. I hear a lot of peeps met cool new peeps there too.
#MusicCollab, bringing independent musicians together to collaborate in random pairs.
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