Once in blue moon I write music that isn’t riddled with minor chords. It doesn’t happen too often! People who listen to my music may expect me to be a depressive type in person because that is the kind of music that naturally comes out. I’m definitely an optimist, though, so I’m not sure why this is the type of music I’m drawn to and enjoy writing so much. Is it easier to feel so-called dark emotions than happiness? Because I have to feel the emotion in order to write something. I don’t know. I do find it very difficult to write happy music, though.
This is, however, completely separate from what I listen to. I like all kinds of music from Stars, Fiona Apple, Tom Waits, the Magnetic Fields, Modest Mouse, The Album Leaf, Goldfrapp, to Mozart, Shostakovich, Yoav, oh I could go on and on.
I’ve always admired people who write scores for movies. You have to be emotionally flexible to be able to write what is needed for a particular scene. I romanticize about writing music for at least one movie in my lifetime. I think I’d prefer to have my music selected than to actually write something for a particular movie because I can only imagine the pressure involved. Perhaps I’m over-thinking it. Maybe if I were given the time to sit with the film playing in front of me… I could find that pretty inspiring.
But, where was I. Oh yes, I was about to share a rare positive piece I wrote in early 2010. There is so much I want to do with this one, but here is a piece for now.