From MIDI to Real Musicians
In 2004 I began studying MIDI orchestration because how else can a composer hear their music come to life?
While I got pretty good at MIDI, along with lots of press and money, it never really made me smile the way that real musicians and real music did. You have to understand - I went to a Jazz school where we would stay up until 4am trading 16-bar solos. I loved the sweaty clubs, smell of old sheet music, and blaring trumpets all around me. I loved the pain of restringing my guitar, improvising goofy piano duets with friends, and the danger of trying to see how loud we can play before getting into trouble next door.
When you’re sitting in front of a laptop staring at MIDI, then you lose all focus on what got you excited in the first place. You begin to get desensitized, which is dangerous. This Patreon is my desire to start with 4 real musicians, and then slowly add 1 musician at a time until I get to a REAL 60-person orchestra.
Sure, it’s a 7-year play. Patience. Patience. But that’s ok, because patience I got.
This is my dream, and MIDI was never the dream.