Audrey 4

@audrey 

Vancouver CA   Jan 2016


Artist Bio

Influences:   Too many to name, including Van Morrison, Jann Arden, Joan Armatrading, The Four Tops, Mozart, Alexandre Desplat, Hans Zimmer, and Nicholas Britell.

This is my 5th FAWM, and I love it more with each year. I'm slower at writing music than most. My most productive FAWM saw only 10 pieces. I also find writing lyrics harder than writing music, so just cinematic pieces again this year.

I still haven't figured out how to use a DAW, so instead I use Sibelius First, a music notation software to write my scores, then I post Sibelius' audio playback of them, so I'm not playing any of those simulated instruments you hear, sorry.

I discovered the joy of songwriting at a Ladies' Rock Camp in 2012. I play a little piano, have taken music theory courses, and I've sung in many community choirs over the years. I've also written four choral pieces that I hope one day to get published - at least that's my dream.

As always, half the fun of FAWM is listening to a lot of great new songs written and performed by my fellow FAWMers, so you can bet I'll be doing a lot of that. Happy Fawming everyone!

She/her (Photo taken by Gaylyn Young)

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  • @nadine 2 weeks

    Thanks a lot for your comment! I'm glad you enjoyed our work. Well, starting a band would be hard. We're spread all over the globe 😁

  • @nadine 2 weeks

    Hey Audrey, thanks for the comment on "Fight for you" about 7 weeks ago. The song progressed a lot since then. I am happy to present the final. Thanks a lot for making me keep that sketch!

  • @wolfkier 2 weeks

    care to help a little? https://fawm.org/forums/topic/11940/

  • @gregwere 3 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on both my songs much appreciated. 'When David dies' is about the UK environmentalist David Attenborough, but could equally apply to David Suzuki. Lol! I never thought of that. I'll keep an eye for your stuff in the 50/90 if you do that. Cheers Greg

  • @estebanlartigue  3 weeks

    Tha k you for ur comments at the valentine, yeah everthing i do is like first or second take so im still figuring out pieces melodies lyrics!

    So do you actually write ur music by notes!??? Wow it would take me years!!! #respect

  • @prsongsmith  4 weeks

    Thanks for listening to β€œShips of Sand”! I appreciate the encouraging feedback!

  • @danvaillancourt  4 weeks

    Thanks so much for all of the beautiful and thoughtful comments. I really appreciate it!

    Yes! -5 Fahrenheit. ha. I'll have to remember to change the lyric to -20c for the international tours. πŸ˜‰

    Also, thank you for the explanation of the behind the song. Yes, I do think that lead tone not going back to the tonic at the end is effective to extend the sense of loss/longing beyond the last note by not resolving and it was a good choice. I was interpreting the lead/cello interplay as sort of a back and forth of bits of hope followed an answer of hopelessness but I love your intent and I went back and listened again and can hear that also. Very nicely done. Success all around.

  • @wolfkier 4 weeks

    Thank YOU! πŸ˜€

  • @bradbrubaker  5 weeks

    Thanks for the listens! Looks like I've commented on each of your tunes and glad to have done so. πŸ˜€

  • @davidtaro  5 weeks

    Thank you for the kind comment on Emmanuelle, Audrey!

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    Thank you for your lovely comment on When It Snows. πŸ˜€

  • @lennie  5 weeks

    Thank you for your nice comment on my song 'Time, Love you, Hate you'.

  • @gm7  5 weeks

    Well thank you so much for listening to my songs and u listened to 5, so very kind fellow Canuck. I'm on the other bookend of Canada..Newfoundland. I can't wait to visit Victoria and the Sea to Sky Highway again..so nice. I will listen to your catalogue today.

  • @siebass  6 weeks

    Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment on so many of my songs!

  • @tamsnumber4  6 weeks

    Thank you for listening to my song "Start Walking in Your Dreams", I appreciate your comments!

  • @siebass  6 weeks

    Thanks for all of your comments! I'm gonna have a listen now to your stuff

  • @driftwood1  6 weeks

    Thanks for all the beautiful music and the listens and comments. Have a great 2021!

  • @mariekevinkmusic  6 weeks

    Hi. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  • @jeff9  6 weeks

    Glad you enjoyed the Gjertrud Schnackenberg poem, Audrey. She went clever on that one, but if you enjoy serious poetry, check out her work called "The Heavenly Questions". It's a series of six long and elegant interconnected poems that will simultaneously bend your mind and crack your heart seductively with her graceful, almost unnoticeable rhymes and clever blank verse. She's an absolute marvel and a precious treasure.

  • @musicsongwriter  6 weeks

    You are very welcome Audrey. Thank you so much for your support and kindness.
    Nadia

  • @jamkar  6 weeks

    πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    I still do create songs for my kids but as they grow that kind of shifts and grows too. It was a weird February in a lot of ways and I think the primary goal of writing 14 songs with my wife helped give me the nudge to keep on going with a bunch of the other stuff I was working on...

  • @gordon  6 weeks

    Hi Audrey, thanks so much for your kind words on a couple of my songs, much appreciated. I have listened to all of your songs and they are really good. Let's hope you can get back to singing in a choir again. A-cappella is one of the purest forms of music and it really can lift the spirits.

  • @colgoo 7 weeks

    Thank you for listening to some of my songs into March! I appreciated your thoughtful comments.

  • @cindyrella  7 weeks

    Thanks Audrey for your comments. Yes, many feel the way do about Trump. I will never understand his appeal or why they keep enabling him.

  • @andygetch  7 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my (only one this FAWM) improvisation Breathe and Be Grateful. My wife is eligible for the vaccine and just yesterday we were fortunate to get appointments for her after trying for a month. However I am not eligible yet. Maybe April, hopefully May, for sure by June. I hope you get your vaccination soon too πŸ˜€ .

  • @musicsongwriter  7 weeks

    You are very welcome Audrey. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my collaboration with @ianuarius on Winter Waltz.

  • @klaus 7 weeks

    Thank you, Audrey, for your lovely comments. You too, have a great year and stay safe. πŸ˜€

  • @berni1954  7 weeks

    Glad you liked my take on "The Shining". As for your comments on verse. I find more inspiration in my rhyming dictionary (rhymezone) than I care to confess.πŸ˜‰ I am the opposite of you in this, I can't write a song that doesn't at least half-rhyme to save my life 😈

  • @dragondreams  7 weeks

    Thank you too, Audrey! And please feel free to stay in touch in between FAWMs too if the mood takes you, or if you ever fancy working on something outside of FAWM. I am a huge fan of your work.
    Take care too, and I hope 2021 is kind to all of us. πŸ˜€

  • @billgcaldwell  7 weeks

    Audrey, Thank you for the comments on my last few songs. They are much appreciated. This FAWM was different than the last several. Maybe because of all that has happened since the 2020 iteration. I pray you have a wonderful next 11 months until next FAWM my friend, may God bless you and your family.

  • @stephentanner 7 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words @audrey. Glad you like the tunes and thanks for mentioning me in the FAWMling recommendation thread, really appreciate that.

  • @looprication  7 weeks

    Hey thanks so much for your comments on my soundboard especially! Very sweet. I saw Hans Zimmer at Coachella a few years ago, recommended by one of my DJ pals, he was phenomenal.

    Keep coming back.

  • @jamkar  7 weeks

    Thank you Audrey. πŸ˜€

  • @jeff9  7 weeks

    Thank you, Audrey. Glad you enjoyed Heartache Town.

  • @daveyboy103  7 weeks

    Thanks Audrey, really happy with Rock in your River.

  • @guatecoop  7 weeks

    Hey, thanks for all of the listening! I will be back for some listening, too. Your picture/photograph is really nice. Did you take it?

  • @aliivibrio 7 weeks

    Thank you for the kind comments on "A Bringer of New Things"!

  • @katmtl 7 weeks

    Thank you, Audrey, for listening!❀️❀️

  • @scubed  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I really appreciate them. I'll be back by later today to listen to your songs - looking forward to that!

  • @tiller2  7 weeks

    @audrey thank you for listening to "Love Playing There" and for your kind words and sympathies. Losing my brother in law, who was just 47, kind of knocked me out of the songwriting routine & mood for a while. I hope to get a few more songs, however, before fawm ends. One day, one song, at a time. Cheers

  • @nadine 8 weeks

    Thanks for listening to "Weight off my shoulders". Yes, I think gammafied should be very proud of the intermediate result πŸ˜€

  • @dreamscuba  8 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on Berserk. Much appreciated!

  • @ayehahmur  8 weeks

    That's super kind of you, Audrey. Thank you!

  • @hummingbear  8 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on Lament on a Winter's Eve and Bees/Trees. Deb did such a wonderful job on the Lament. It's been a heavy, sad year. I had to get that out of my system before I could move on to some other subjects. I'm glad you liked bees/trees; I do often think of human arrogance and where it's leading us, which is also sad.

  • @jamkar  8 weeks

    Thank you for the compliment on the Doors collab with @cynthiawolf !

  • @nadine 8 weeks

    I've updated "Weight off the shoulders". Removed the organ and received some very nice contraalto vocals πŸ˜€

  • @nateger 8 weeks

    I appreciate you checking out my tunes and leaving those sweet comments! I hope my satanic lullaby lulled you to bed πŸ€ͺ

  • @dragondreams  8 weeks

    Thank you once again Audrey. πŸ˜€

  • @joefahey  8 weeks

    Awesome, I'm so glad you were able to listen and that you enjoyed it as well. I'm glad you liked my other song idea too and I do think I'll work on that one. Thank you again Audrey.

  • @berni1954  8 weeks

    So glad you liked "Queen Beaver" - I was bit worried about reactions to a falsetto vocal. But the challenge was to be another band 😁

  • @joefahey  8 weeks

    Sorry about that loud mix, I don't know how that happened, never mixed anything close to that volume before, it was ridiculous, my apologies. I replaced it with a super quick, quieter mix so I don't do any more damage to FAWM ears!

  • @nadine 8 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on "Weight off my shoulders". We gonna record the vocals in some weeks. Stay tuned!

  • @tukayandryan  Feb 17

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback 😊

  • @sunflowersummit Feb 13

    Thanks for listening to my music the other day, that means so much to me <3

  • @colgoo Feb 12

    Thank you for pointing me to β€œChoir’s Back”. what a treat!

  • @jeff9  Feb 11

    Thank you for the kind words on my little offerings and collabs.

  • @oswlek Feb 11

    Thank you so much for your generous compliment on "Julian". It means a lot that the piece hit home for someone who went through the experience. πŸ˜€

  • @pvk2020  Feb 11

    Thanks for listening. This is my 2nd Fawm. It is a great way to keep my creative flow going and practice instruments I love to play. I have been fortunate to have a few gigs during these odd times.

  • @aflinner  Feb 11

    Thank you for the listen and comments!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    Glad you enjoyed Taking the Wrong Road! Incidentally, I work in notation (using Notation Composer) which has always had the virtue of allowing clean notation without altering the actual input, it leads to a very natural feel. (read, me falling over my fingers and getting ahead/behind the beat!)

  • @gm7  Feb 11

    Thx on your comments on Gotta Get Better....i love song that just make you move!

  • @cherok40 Feb 10

    Thank you for your kind comments on my track "Lullaby For A Cat". Appreciate that you took the time to listen and write feedback.
    Take care!
    Will

  • @rwhosings  Feb 10

    Thanks for the listens and comments!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 10

    Thanks Audrey!

  • @lizbrinker  Feb 10

    @audrey thanks for listening to 23andThee, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 5

    Ah Audrey thank you so so much for your beautiful insightful comment. You really are a star

  • @dragondreams  Feb 5

    Many thanks, Audrey. πŸ˜€
    It's short because I only had an hour to work on it, but there are more ideas for that one lurking in the studio... πŸ˜‰

  • @berni1954  Feb 5

    Glad you liked my love song for my wife (Beginning and End).

  • @guatecoop  Feb 5

    Thank you, Audrey. I appreciate your comment. It does make a difference. I will be back to listen soon. Best wishes to you

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 1

    Thank you Audrey. Looking forward to hearing what you have planned for this year.

  • @zxcvbnm  Jan 30

    Thanks Audrey, I hope you and Sibelius have a great FAWM.

  • @nadine Jan 30

    Thanks for your welcome and follow! These are very diverse influences.

  • @dragondreams  Jan 29

    Now I feel quite humbled. Thank you again.

  • @dragondreams  Jan 29

    Wow! Audrey... Bandcamp have just sent me an email. Thank you on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Support. It means a lot to me. πŸ˜€

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 29

    Ah Audrey thank you so so much for listening to the album. It took a lot of effort this one i tell you. I so hope we can do something maybe this year. Have a lovely FAWM x

  • @mosley  Jan 29

    Happy FAWM! I love the piece you shared in the introductions thread, really looking forward to hearing more of your work!

  • @berni1954  Jan 27

    The feeling is mutual. Benvinguda! As we'd say here in Catalunya.

  • @tcelliott  Jan 27

    Here's to yet another great Fawm!

  • @ericdistad  Jan 26

    Great to see you back again! Have a great FAWM!

  • @leepat  Jan 26

    good to see you back, have a good one too!

  • @hummingbear  Jan 26

    Happy FAWMing to you too! Excited to hear what you'll be creating. So glad we have this little oasis to enjoy.

  • @andrewjtaylor  Jan 26

    Looking forward to hearing your new work as well, Audrey! Thanks for reaching out!

  • @tootoobee  Jan 25

    Hi Audrey, have a wonderful FAWM πŸ˜€ !

  • @roy  Jan 25

    So glad to see you back, Audrey! Looking forward to your orchestral pieces!

  • @dragondreams  Jan 25

    Hi Audrey! Lovely to see you here again. πŸ˜€

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 24

    Hey Audrey. So good to see you and wishing you an amazing FAWM. Am happy to collaborate x