Monday, April 23, 2007

Thing-a-Week #1: "Seven By Seven"

My first thing-a-week is completed--two days early, no less!

In the spirit of the periodic nature of the thing-a-week, I dusted off an idea that's been rattling around in my head for a while now. Ages ago, I got this little melody stuck in my head at work. When I went to transcribe it into GarageBand, I realized it was in 7/4 time, which is an interesting challenge to work with. As I got to fiddling, I decided to set myself a challenge to write a musical piece that was seven "verses" long, with seven measures in each verse and seven beats in each measure.

The result is a little piece I call Seven by Seven.


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Friday, April 20, 2007

An update and a purpose

So recently a couple of things have come to my attention:
  1. I have been doing very little in the way of actual artistic things lately. I've done a bit of art and writing for myself, but nothing publishable or even usable as a portfolio piece.

  2. I have this blog on my website that has gone unused for a ridiculously long time. I've found that I have trouble writing stuff down unless I give myself a deadline.
Thus, in the spirit of Jonathan Coulton, I have decided to start a thing-a-week project in order to keep the old creative juices flowing. Starting now, I will create at least one finished creative work every week and publish it on this blog. It might be a comic, or a nice drawing, or a piece of digital art, or a draft of an essay, or something else entirely--but it'll be new, and it'll be mine.

I came up with this concept on Wednesday, so my first thing-a-week will be up on this coming Wednesday, April 25. Stay tuned!

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