06 February 2011

Memory, Part 1


This is the first of six mini-songs written on the subject of memory itself. The lyrics were written and performed by CĂ©leigh Chapman, a fantastic singer and songwriter with whom I've worked multiple times. Her lyrics were simple and direct, but also subtly, darkly funny .... expressing her own frustration with memory and its unwillingness to cooperate. There was a nuance to the emotion they communicated. In an effort to capture that I scored the vocals' accompaniment for a plaintive solo mandolin (played here by the talented musician / composer / songwriter Jake Monaco). The music across all 6 parts tends to be emotionally ambiguous and rhythmically unsettling ...

Memories, memories... Love the music for this series. Still formulating where I'll take it visually. Here's the start. Far away eyes.

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