muted tones

january 07

this entry is from january 07. click here for more information about the curator, and to hear the finished work if it's available.

TJ Tambellini wonders, ‘Wha’ppen?’

january 31st, 2007

Last night we finished recording some odds and ends, including a truly fabulous guitar part by the real star of the show, TJ Tambellini. Listen closely; it’s a mere 20 seconds long but really hits the height. The time change from 6/8 to 4/4 was seamless, though it might shove me inadvertently into a few lines of country-and-western singing. Oh, well, your country-and-western lines are my folk song, she says with a smirk.

Looks like we’ve got a few seconds of sound for each of you out there. The smattering of ideas that converge on these 10 minutes may daze, may dazzle, may dizzy. Maybe this recording is the inevitable effect of the anvil of ambition mentioned below. Over and over again, the music would do something Interesting in my mind, and I’d say, ‘Oh, that would be perfect for the recording.’ At this point I think I’ve crossed the threshold for too many Interesting things; it’s unfair to displace my own boredom issues on the person who listens. Curious messmaking gone awry, this painting is becoming thick with acrylic and disjunct with abstraction. The time has come to learn focus and patience and perseverance with a near-boring line that has potential.

What’s left? A little homegrown percussion, singing, viola, noise, noises, and all the mixing. And the ending.

The end.


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