A lot of the composing tasks entail composing Electronic Music.
Creative Music Technology.
The course title kind of suggests it really.
The thing is that I've never really listened to much electronic music. There are elements of it in the music that I do listen to, but it's very rarely a piece set within the Electronic Music genre. - So needless to say, I'm finding composing in that genre quite difficult.
I haven't yet found an Electronic piece of music which really makes me feel something...I enjoy Brian Eno's ambient music, but it's not a style that I'd like to compose in.
Last night I decided that I'd look around some Electronic Music forums, trying out recommended artists to find some inspiration. Whilst browsing I came across a thread with the title 'most emotional piece of electronic music ever?' - which appealed to me...so I clicked to enter.
A few people had posted suggestions which I listened to, and then I scrolled down a little more to find this...
'I don't really think of music as being emotional, but I like this piece...'
...and it made me think a bit. I've never thought of music as being separate from emotion. I like a piece because it makes me feel something. I don't have to identify that emotion to be able to like the piece. It's just a little something inside you that is ignited by a certain sound.
(I was wondering what people think about this...emotion not playing a part in defining your listening choices...)
So far, that little something inside of me hasn't been ignited by any piece of Electronic Music...and I think that's why I'm finding it difficult. Because I haven't been able to connect with any piece emotionally, I feel like I'm walking around without any sense of direction.
The fact that I'm pretty much a beginner with the equipment and compositional technologies doesn't help me much.
I guess that all I need to do is practise and keep listening...
I've been thinking of doing my more creative electronic stuff under a different name...and I was wondering - please would it be ok for you to help me find one?
Just as an idea, here are few electronic artist names are...
I don't know...what do you think?