This month is the second anniversary of Urban Skyline on Bandcamp as LinkedIn reminded me the other day. I hope to release an album of Light Music on the label in the coming weeks as a celebration of all things melodic https://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com/ The stimulus behind the compositions was this year’s RPM Challenge ‘ten songs, or 35 minutes of original music, created during the month of February.’ http://rpmchallenge.com/ and if you have the desire to write some words there is plenty of time to start planning for National Novel Writing Month in November http://nanowrimo.org/
The concept of forcing yourself to write, compose, paint, draw and just create for an intense period of time I find very useful. This year it has allowed me to focus on writing one style of melodic instrumental music and given me the ideas to experiment with combinations of sounds as well as various musical structures.
Unfortunately various other work got in the way for me to submit by the deadline on the 1st March 2016 at 12 noon. Managing your own time is difficult when you are a freelance musician as earning a living is a necessity and accepting employment when it is offered sometimes leaves little time for any self interests. On the plus side I have completed nine original compositions plus three bonus arrangements with a total duration of the music is over 35 minutes and I am looking forward to producing an album full of melody with some memorable tunes.
Look out for the virtual release of A Lot of Light Music on an internet enabled device near you soon. © Peter R. Birkby 2016