Computers and Music
Thursday, September 27, 2007
A Dark Day In Yaletown (New Composition and Recording) It was a really dark day today. There was a thick cloud enveloping the city. I wrote a short mournful tune with some glimmers of brightness in the bridge. Maybe these are the little pin-pricks of light that are the cars' headlights on the Granville bridge that I can see from my apartment window. Anyways, I made a little recording and want to share it with you. Please click below to listen and let me know what you think!
> A Dark Day in Yaletown (recording) time 2:01. Geoff Peters solo piano.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Hatching a Chick (New Composition) I sat down at the piano in the mood to write something, but not knowing quite what. I came up with a sequence that reminded me a bit of Chick Corea's tune Sea Journey, so I called my tune "Hatching a Chick". I made a little recording of it; please click below to have a listen. And let me know what you think! Feedback is always appreciated!!
> Hatching a Chick (time 2:23) Mp3 recording - Geoff Peters original composition, solo piano
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Recording and upcoming performance In the spirit of sharing musical ideas I wanted to provide a link to a recording I made on my minidisc player of a jam I had with bassist Jason Cho. It's Jason's composition (yet to be titled, but it's a Latin waltz). Click below to listen:
> Latin Waltz MP3 (Jason Cho) with Geoff Peters piano, Jason Cho acoustic bass. Time 5:50.
We're excited that we're performing at an art show at the Autumn Brook gallery on Nov 15th, 2007, with saxophonist Evan Artnzen. I'll write more about this show later. It should be open to the public.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
pathetic fallacy and Linkin Park According to a CBC radio program I heard this morning, a pathetic fallacy is when in writing you attribute human emotions or intentions to non-human things. I find this device is especially effective in the Linkin park song Valentines Day: "And the clouds above move closer / looking so dissatisfied". Actually I have really enjoyed listening to their latest album, Minutes to Midnight. Great writing and well produced... the tracks are quite short (I guess to be radio friendly) but there's a lot of variety in style here, ranging from the boisterous screaming metal rock style (No More Sorrow) to the indie-esque stripped down vocal-centric - almost "pretty" stuff (In Between), to a tune that opens with Kid-A Radio-head like electronic programming and melds into conventional rock (In Pieces). This is worth a listen (although it's definitely "mainstream" having sold over 4 million copies since being released in May).
More info on this album: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minutes_to_Midnight_(album)
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