I was in Boston all of last week, attending a conference for work. It was an interesting opportunity to experience a city for the first time. Boston is ideal for walking, and most of my coworkers would talk a night walk for exercise. Up until I arrived, I’d planned on walking with them, but I caught a pretty nasty code a week and was unable to really get out. Although I enjoyed my trip immensely, I missed my weekly composing sessions. Now that I’ve been back a few days, and have had a chance catch up on sleep and rest, I’m back at the grindstone.
This latest piece is something I started last year. It originated as a piano idea, but it’s been gradually involving something a bit bigger. This is version one of the minus track. I’m still working on the lyrics, but vocal melody, but this serves as a good enough vocal bed for me to write to. Putting the whole thing together really has been great practice in arranging. It’s tricky trying to get the most of my gear…especially since I don’t touch it nearly enough.
Anyway, this is version one of the song. I’ve given it the codename “Memorial Day” until I come up with some proper lyrics.