Morning music

Most weeks I record music, usually for the Disquiet Junto and Naviar Haiku projects. Sometimes there's an overlap between them, where a track will be reworked or parts recycled.

Over Easter I recorded a piece as a result of the Junto that asked for "music that you’d want to wake up to — music you’d like to imagine other people would want to wake up to."

I'd recorded the part on my guitar but used the MIDI information to create an orchestra with Ableton Live's samples.

The Naviar Haiku project was also asking for music that evoked a morning, so I used the guitar to create an alternate version of the same piece.

One key distinction between them that isn't immediately obvious is the tempo. MIDI allowed me to speed the piece up early on, while the recorded guitar parts remained at a fixed tempo throughout.