I often make things on the side while composing – usually “electronica-ish tracks” – just for fun. It’s a great way to keep the creativity going with absolutely no pressure. I’ve decided to share an assortment of these various experiments, side-projects, and (mostly) electronic creations. When I speak to composers, especially at universities, I usually remind them to still “play” and not get bogged down in whatever very serious project is at hand. For anyone who needs to hear this (as I do, repeatedly): don’t forget the joy of making things for the sake of creation, and that not every project has to be serious. Don’t forget to just have fun! It’s not wasted time: Hummingbrrd was one of these weekend-creations back in 2003, and I never imagined it would go on to become a performable work with so many variations (Euphonium, Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Soprano) as well as arranged and performed by marching bands, etc.!
So, here you are: random things found in my virtual drawer, tidied up, and presented for your enjoyment. I will be adding more tracks over time.