Where Has All the Music Gone?

Long radio silence…. yeah.

Nick & I are working on another collaboration, but it is in the extremely early phases as yet, and no WIP to share.

Meanwhile, I have moved Call, Light & Joy to Soundscapes vol 2 on Bandcamp as they won’t be relevant for this collaboration. Any of you who have already purchased that album should automatically receive the updated track list.

The Evening Song, Live

The live event went off on February 6th with great success.

I had the opportunity to capture and create fragments during the event itself, and those have become the “bonus track” for the albums both of which can be found here.

The Evening Song, Complete — Twice

My tracks for the Psalm 103/104 collaboration are complete. Twice.

You will find two albums on Bandcamp.

The Evening Song — the tracks as I’ve shared them here

103 (The Evening Song) — the same tracks at 103 (or 51.5) beats per minute

 

Please note that “How Manifold” was originally 103 bpm, so the track is identical on both albums.

Four Complete Tracks for “The Evening Song”

https://jimjohnmarks.bandcamp.com/album/the-evening-song

This now has four complete tracks:

  • The Foundations of the Earth
  • There Is That Leviathan
  • Sweet Meditation
  • Return to their Dust

Carnevale “Done”

Version two got literally zero plays on Soundcloud. So, based on the positive feedback to version one, I’m simply going to move it to Bandcamp and move on.

I’ve already got far more material than we can use for the event on February 15th. I suspect that at this point I’ll simply try to coordinate with Alan on what he needs from the pieces to do his thing on the Gittler, and not compose any new pieces beyond these for the show.

Choirs & Crickets Is Done, Carnevale is just beginning

[These tracks are now complete, the link below for Carnevale does not work, and you can find both songs on Bandcamp.]

Choirs & Crickets is complete.

I am struggling with a new piece, Carnevale, and don’t know if it will make it into the final track listing or not. But, the draft is now on Soundcloud.

Carnevale literally means “farewell to meat” in Latin and was the term for what Americans now call Mardi Gras — that is the last day prior to the beginning of Great Lent and the corresponding fasting period. The idea here is to capture not the party, not the festival, but the pangs of regret for what is about to be abandoned, and the sense of foreboding at what is about to begin.

For me, this corresponds to Drogo’s last day before entering the cell where he spent the rest of his life.