Went for a walk yesterday. No specific goal, just a duration of about an hour. Aimlessly walking the streets to see things, to smell things, to hear things and to experience things. I was walking across Pollack Mihály tér behind the Hungarian National Museum. It was like a summer’s day, with a gentle breeze. And from an open window on the third floor I hear I choir practice. It mixes with the wind, the distant traffic sounds and the sonic spikes of cars passing by at low-speed right behind me. I sat down on one of the white traffic cones of stone and got my gear up. Since it was just passed two I was afraid that the rehearsal was about to end. But I was wrong fortunately. I got a pretty interesting and fascinating field recording out of that. I transferred it to Logic when I got “home” (still my hotel room I’m afraid). It will go into my field recording library for starters and make its way to The Bishopric of Sikmam sandbox.
I solved the issue I had with different midi signals at once, conflicting routing and just a mess when I was ready to do some actual composing. I turned to one of my simple solutions I relied on in the past. The technology should never take the lead over creativity. Always strive for the 10-1 ratio when it comes to creativity versus technology. So I used AudioShare as my recording app. I put iSymphonic as the host and I can add effects if I want to. I prefer to record the “raw” sound and do all tweaking in Logic.
So today I’m ready to do some real composing. After I spent an hour getting rid of practical stuff I have to get out-of-the-way to create “uninterrupted continuous time”. That is the key to hard work and the basis of the very rare moments of melting perfect sounds together.