I've been meaning to blog for ages. So here goes...
A quick catch upI'm currently having the pleasure of working with Rob Manning on a project. I'll say more when I can, but it's been a joy. I love collaborating with other composers. It's something I want to do more of.
I'm also doing Macmillan Cancer Support's "Go Sober for October" in memory of my late Uncle Cliff who died from pancreatic cancer last year. I'm half way through and yearning for a nice gin and tonic but I'm sure my liver is grateful for the rest. If you'd like to sponsor me you can do here. Any support is hugely appreciated.
As you may know, I'm going to be at Gallifrey One in February 2017. Very exciting! I can't wait, I'm incredibly excited. Can you tell? So if you're going, I'll see you there. Come say hi and make me feel welcome, it's my first time in the States.
I'm also looking forward to catching up with the lovely Katy Manning, Tony Lee, Gary Russell, Scott Handcock and Richard Dinnick, most of whom I haven seen for a very long time. I'm also hoping to fit in time to catch up with the adorable Kerry Muzzey as well as meeting up with the people at Music Sales Los Angeles and a few other things while I'm there.
You know those albums I recorded in April and finished in July. Yeah, those ones, the string quartet ones. Well, they're not out yet. Sorry about that. I'm hoping they'll be released soon but we're currently talking with some people and exploring avenues for their release. As soon as I know what's happening with them I'll shout about it on every social media outlet, street corner and multi story car park roof in the land.
In the mean time
If you can't wait for that I'm currently writing another album which I plan on self releasing, probably through iTunes, hopefully by Christmas. It's going to be eight tracks (and I've written five of them) and I'm only using Spectrasonics' new virtual instrument Keyscape. It's a stunning collection of keyboard instruments and I've fallen madly in love with it. And no, I'm not being sponsored to say that (although, if you're reading this Spectrasonics I'll happily trial any future releases for you! *cough* shameless *cough*). I find the best way to learn a new virtual instrument or library album is to sit and try to write music using it in isolation. This time I thought I'd release the results. Again, I'll be shouting about it as soon as it's released.
Anyway, I'd best get back to work.