This is my 4th FAWM and like most people there is a lot going on that will prevent me doing just what I want during Feb. I am in the final stages of my MA in Music Practice so the only way I can justify doing FAWM is to have it supporting the MA.
My professional practice is currently around producing Sound Art to challenge he stigma around make suicide. I am yet to decide on the format for my final piece of work so I am going to use FAWM to further explore the data that I have collected and try different approaches to put this into a context using sound,
I will not be writing many ‘standard format’, songs and anyone who heard my work from last FAWM will know that there can be some very strange things going on. FAWM is the perfect vehicle for me to focus my practice but I do apologise to anyone that stumbles across my work and wonders what the hell they have come across.
My aim will be to produce 16 pieces (might not achieve it all in FAWM and will polish the works before having a finalised album). I chose 16 as that is how many people die by suicide in the UK every day. If anyone does feel they would like to collaborate on a piece of work or they have produced something of their own that fits the theme I would be really pleased to discuss.
If you want to find out more about my current project you can check out the website http://soundartssi.wixsite.com/sassi/...
If you want to know more about me as an artist and musician you can check out my website www.julesbryant.co.uk and my blog https://sonicsentience.music.blog/
Would be happy to hook up with more people on Facebook, I love the family atmosphere that FAWM produces and I keep up with some past FAWM friends throughout the year. (FAWM friends are not just for February!)
|#1||Swirls, Whirls and Head Pressure||
|#3||Running out of time||
|#4||My Situation, My Problem||
|#5||On the Inside||
|#6||Hopeless, Helpless, Worthless||
|#7||The Blue Blues||
|#8||I am just like you||
|#9||Ask - but listen||
|#10||The Bass Lift||
|#13||Will you be there||
|#14||Just an ordinary face||
|#16||Spem, Inops, Nequam, Audite||
Thank you for your comment on my Remembrance song! I suspect if I were to actually play my flute, it wouldn't sound as good. 😉
Freckleton, eh? I hail from just up the road in Lytham.
Thanks so much for such a nice comment on If you could
Thank you so much for your kind comment on 'Winding Path'. It's appreciated.
Thanks for listening to and commenting on my songs. It has meant so much!
Thanks for the great comment
Thanks for the comments on "We Got the Magic"! Yes, you are allowed to like it to!
Also, thanks for listening to "The Brave One", I'm super proud of it!
Thanks for the feedback on a couple of tunes, my cheap sigma 12 string is my portable weapon on choice, it makes me concentrate on chords and melody and sounds great 😀 neil
Thanks for the help!
You seem like you know the drill around here...does the site stay live after February 28? I look forward to checking out your songs later...
Hey, Jules! Thanks for the lightning fast commenting! It reminded me that you are one of the folks that I haven't come back to yet. I've just now read your bio notes, and due to the seriousness of your subject, I will wait until I have better attention for it. Now would be too rushed. I have appreciation for what you are up to and very curious to hear what kind of sound art you have going on. Meanwhile, thanks again for your supportive listening this evening!
Thanks for the complement. Does sound a bit like Harry Potter. I thought I heard something from a Fairport Comvention song.
Thanks for checking out Money Man - it was a great collab! Lot so fun putting it together
Thank you so much for your encouraging words on New York/L.A! keep on fawm-ing!! <3
thank you so much! I'm glad you're following the narrative and find it does something for you 😀
I listened to everything you have so far. I am intrigued. Quite a bit seemed uncomfortably familiar. Rather than comment on each one, I will come back now and then to get the full scope. None of it seems forced or hokey or cheesy or obtrusive to what I think you are going for, rather all open and honest and not dressed up and displayed in a pretty package. Much love and respect for what you are doing. i am certain that it is not easy.
...and great project!!! Some powerful music being inspired here...
...and great project!!! Some powerful music being inspired here...
Thanks so much for taking a moment to check out my soundscape for our trailer!! Your compliment is much appreciated 😊
thanks for commenting on Jellyfish! We played it live in the same room and had tons of fun on that one
Thanks for stopping by and listening and commenting! You're one of my favourites every year, and I look forward to getting the time to come check out your tunes. 12 already! Good work!
Thx for comments on Lunar soil. Using Sparks drum machine with little reverb and Omnisphere.
Thanks so much...
I always hear songs like my "Run Away" with a big production so it's nice when someone else hears it that way. Thanks.
Thanks for stopping by & listening to Buzzing Paradoxes. You can start your google search with www.jeskola.net (home of Jeskola Buzz - maintained by the program's developer) & http://buzzwiki.robotplanet.dk/index.... - the program's Wiki, maintained by members of the Buzz Community.
Again, thank you for the comment!
See You In The Shadows…
thank you a lot for youre nice comment and for letting me know how to thank for comments 😀 😉
Thanks for commenting on The Five Men, my collab with Stephen Wort. Took some doing to not drown the vocals and still build suspense. I may re-record some of the parts to allow the vocal to float on top a bit better.
Thanks for all of your feedback. 😀
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
Thank you for your feedback on "It's all in the stars"
thank you for your feedback on "Heaven"
Thank you for your feedback on "Dream"
The module that does the audio snippets is the "Radio Music" by Music Thing. It has a dial like a radio knob, you can flip through the "stations" that are on an SD card. Or automate that with CV. Very fun module. It comes as a kit you build, but I found a used one and got it assembled and ready to go.
Thanks for listening to "Sunshine every day". It started out as a Beatles experiment complete with Little Richard ooooo,s, hence the simple rhyming, but wasn't really happening. Dan came up with this whilst playing Buckets of Rain.
Thanks for your kind comments - much appreciated. Read your bio & want to wish you all the best in your efforts.
Thank you for your kind comment on "Hold On to Your Dream". I think you are correct about promoting positive goals for kids, but we are all God's children (we just think we are adults) and we all need positive messages, goals, love, and hope. After listening to your songs and looking at you website, I can see you work to promote those ideals also. Good luck with your ongoing endeavor.
Thanks for your nice comment on my song! Appreciated 😀
Thank you! I promise to check out your work soon, I've been utterly swamped this month.
Thanks for the comment on my violin piece. Sorry I haven't got round to listening to your stuff yet. I fully intend to, as soon as I get back from holiday. Your project is really interesting.
Thanks for listening to "One on One With Nature" I really appreciate it!
Jules, I think what you are doing is effective and fine, no worries.
Hey, I think you're onto something with the punk genre as a direction to take "Dodging Diamond Rings" - thanks for pointing that out 😀
Thanks Jules. If you look down on my songs, Susan picked up Torn and did a good job with it.
Thanks so much for your beautiful and encouraging words, my friend...
Thanks for your comment! The guitar wasn't programmed, but it's not real - MIDI through a keyboard to a click track. I tried to make it possible to play it on a real guitar but I'm not sure it is...
Thank you for the feedback! I'll put the lyrics up momentarily if you want to take a look.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I was so happy to read it!
Hey! Thanks for the kind words on "The Bowling Green Fabrication Society"! Glad you enjoyed my parody!
Thanks so much for listening to 'Hold On To Love' - squirrels and all! It was a lot of fun to make, completely unplanned. 😀
Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments. 😀 I put up demos to the first two songs. 😀
I would like to thank you very, very much for your that generous words...
thanks so very much!
Hey! I hope you will be with us this FAWM...
Many greetings! 😀