“The only way that we are able to make a living is by convincing people, sometimes one at a time, that this thing that we have won’t exist without us, and that it is necessary.”
The short film Why We Create Music examines the absolute importance of music to the individuals who create it. Fifteen musicians, ranging from Bill Withers to Aloe Blacc to Lady Antebellum, share their thoughts on songwriting and composing. Continue reading →
Free Music Friday: Ambient music artist Woob (Paul Frankland) let us know about this spectacular new video short, Tokyo Run.
Here’s what’ he’s got to say about it:
Tokyo Run features the time-lapse photography of Samuel Cockedey and the design, animation and audio of Paul Frankland (Woob).
Although the ‘Run’ is based in a futuristic ‘old Tokyo’ It uses buildings and images from 3 major cities around the world. The simple animation was created in Cinema 4d then projected and filmed off a variety of different surfaces to roughen it up and to contrast against the slick-ness of the Time-lapse.
A lot of the sound design was created using everyday objects. Other more musical effects were created by chopping up and processing the original 24bit files contained on the real version of the keycard depicted in the film.
More information on Samuels time-lapse creation process can be found here.
The film is designed for repeated viewings and contains more to it than may first appear.
Woob adds, “Access to the Woob track ‘Mainframe’ + other stuff is hidden within the film.”
Free Music Friday: Reader Jono Wise sent word about a free EP created primarily with the Korg MicroSampler.
Here’s what Wise has to say about the release, inVALID INvalidE.P.:
I recorded various sounds into the Microsampler, often making use of the 6k lofi mode, after this the tracks were played live into Ableton live, some tracks make use of post processing and overdubs, other tracks were pretty much just printed to audio, compression added and thats it.
The Tracks all come from one Bank on the microsampler that I recorded and are based on one central theme and variations on that. It was an interesting experiment in using the same music ideas and sounds for more than one track.