Desert Dance: Work in Progress for production music album "Strings in Action"
Sometimes, starting a new piece is triggered by places, moods and situations. For example, while hanging out on the front porch of our newly purchased house, I started playing a riff on my nylon guitar and really got into it. I reveled about how lucky I was in that very moment. And that transpired into the beginnings of the following piece.
Wanting to share that moment of inspiration, I did a couple of selfies with my 2-year-old walking into one and posted these on my FB timeline. Kids and cats, I heard before, help in 'virility' on social media. And sure enough - not to say that this went viral on Facebook - more friends than usual 'liked' this post and some asked to hear that piece. So, I decided to do another follow up post on FB but wasn't able to post simple audio files. Which is what led me to create a basic slideshow vid with some captions - real fun, actually. This way, when viewers scroll over my post, the video would start to scroll. Which I actually enjoy as one of FB's very few of gazillion improvements.
Anyway, the pictures in this film above were actually shot from that same said front porch. So, full circle! But to get back to the music, it is yet another nylon piece with cinematic orchestration. This one was very much inspired by the work of composer Gustavo Santaolalla who tend to combine a lot of stringed instruments, mostly guitars, with often sparse orchestral elements to great effect; as can be heard in his scores for films such as Broke Back Mountain and The Motorcycle Diaries. Click above to listen and watch, and thanks for that!