Day 16: Into the river
Updated: 6 days ago
I awoke this morning to some very encouraging and inspiring advice from several listeners, and felt very fortunate to have such supportive companions on this creative journey.
I pulled an Oblique Strategy card, this one containing just a single word: "Water"
And that was all I needed to dive into today's music. I thought about water's role in my life, and this brought me back to the American River in Sacramento where I grew up. (I haven't been there in quite a while, as a result of the pandemic travel restrictions.) Back when I was in high school and college, that river was a big part of my life. I jotted down some words in my journal: still, flowing, rushing, crashing, waves, ripples.
With that, I turned on my Moog and began programming a new sound. It took a couple hours, really, before I had something that really sounded right to my ears. But once I had it, the rest of the music just flowed.
I'm imagining this track as being another longer trip (10 minutes), so that I can really stretch out and develop these sounds and ideas. I imagine following the river as it snakes through the woods and valleys, until it reaches the delta, and then on out to the ocean.
Please share your thoughts and impressions of what I've created so far, as well as your own ideas about where the music might go. What would you like to hear next?
(Please comment below. Thank you!)