As I said in a previous post, there are different stimuli that drive me to write new music. Wavescape I is an example of fulfilling a mundane need.
My self-imposed date to release A Path With A Heart was very close and I had a pile of half finished tracks and just a couple of finished ones. I firmly believe that without deadlines nothing is accomplished; so, instead of postponing the release, I decided to make things simpler and write a short piece of music, easy to produce, with very few sounds.
Living near the shore has always had a profound impact on me. When I’m on a trip and the sea is far away, I feel lost. There’s something missing, no matter how beautiful the place can be. Without the sea I always feel a little depressed when the sun goes down, even in the middle of a crowded city, living at a hectic pace. I don’t need to see the sea at all times, but I like to know it’s close by.
In addition to this, I’ve always felt attracted to music that can evoque sounds of nature. It’s so easy to create a certain atmosphere with recordings of raindrops or storms, but there’s a real challenge in doing so with musical instruments. The vast universe of the sea offers a miriad of sonic possibilities.
One night I used a string patch from a virtual synthesizer and tried to depict, somehow, the majesty of waves that break onto the shore. Quite a few times my troubled thoughts have found solace in front of them, in the middle of the dark.
Peace can be found in the middle of a conflict.