Apple MacBook Pro, Steinway piano, bamboo flute, iPad (rain recording)
Apple Logic Pro X
The original title for this piece was going to be "Sometimes Life is Like
That", but I shortened it because I'm a lazy typist. Many of the recent
pieces I've been doing have been 'etude'-like things, intended to explore
some software, an algorithm, new hardware, and it occurred to me that
it's been awhile since I've done a piece because I felt that
way (like the horror I felt at the Norway massacre several years ago
or the melancholy in
Three Hopeless Songs).
I've been pretty depressed the last few weeks, for reasons I don't
particularly want to broadcast on the web. So I did this piece.
I kind of like these 'feeling' pieces, because I can listen to them
in the future and partially recall what it was like to be Brad back then.
Plus the doing of them helps as a kind of music therapy.