Naviarhaiku220 – a quiet garden

It was fortuitous in many ways that it decided to rain today, both for my garden and my resonse to the haiku shared by Naviar Records this week.

My town Leeton has only had around a quarter of the average rain so far this year.

When I saw on the satellite website there was a rain cloud approaching, I set the camera in my garden to video the first drops.

Then this afernoon I recorded a MIDI guitar part, then set about find synth sounds to accompany the recording from my backyard.

There's a gorgeous insect sound when the rain begins, as well as birds chirping.

Below is a version on guitars

Lord give me coffee

Disquiet Junto 0325 Fake Book

This week I found the Junto directions challenging.

I liked the idea of making a forgery of an old jazz song but the Edison cylinders didn't provide the materials I needed for samples.

So I took cues from music, particularly the tuba bass parts, to forge a jazz song.

Izotope's Vinyl VST was used to give a grainy finish, which is also in mono.

And, when I began pondering what imagery I'd use for the video, I found Georges Méliès film La Sirène from 1904.

Disquiet Junto 0324 Factory Floor

The Junto this week asks music that suggests momentum.

It got me thinking of something energetic, which led me back to a remix I'd started.

The track 'Mage_Pathminige_Rupe_Nisa_Ale_Kale_Man' was one of the songs from Ceylon that were part of the Three Princes Junto last Novemeber.

They're called bass players

Naviarhaiku219 – moonlight enters

This haiku shared by Naviar Records reminded me of many sleepless nights.

Usually I'm less bothered by mosquitoes than by my thoughts flying around in my head.

So I opted for a minor key piece based on the recent Juntos that referenced research that found slower, darker pieces are more likely to lead to wandering thoughts.

Milk crates are versatile

Milk crates are a good way to raise speakers off the ground.

They're also a staple of group houses.

Once I used milk crates as a bed base and they were very comfortable, as well as making moving house easy.

Disquiet Junto 0323 Music for Meditation

The Junto this week is pretty much as described.

Down below you can see my initial attempt, which seemed too random and distracting for meditation.

So I returned to an earlier recording of bowls floating on water and changed my approach, as well as including a wider variety of reverbs.

Get yourself together man

Disquiet Junto 0322 The Wanderer

The Disquiet Junto project this week returns to research by Dr. Liila Taruffi and her colleagues but asks, in contrast to last week, for a piece of music that encourages the mind to wander.

My response was put together hastily and would've benefited from more time to finesse the parts.

I think it illustrates Charles Mingus' observation "Making the simple complicated is commonplace"

Naviarhaiku217 – It has come to pass

My response to the haiku shared by Naviar Records this week is a simple one, a recording of a morning scene on the Goulburn River.