I’ve finally finished my latest song, “The Seven”. I started working on this about 10 months ago… always in my spare time. For about 3-4 months in there, however, I left it alone and didn’t do any work on it. I finally picked it up again and finished it, and I’m very happy with the results!
I actually wrote the song back in 1987 during my first semester in college. I went away to school, and while there I got a job transcribing the Music Director’s hand-written scores onto a computer. The computer was an original Macintosh, and it had Mark of the Unicorn’s Sequencer and Publisher programs on it. Sequencer was a MIDI sequencer, and Publisher was a musical notation word processor. The computer was also connected via a MIDI interface to several synths: 1 Yamaha DX-7, 8 Yamaha TX7 (as a TX-816), and my very own Yamaha DX-21. I wrote this song, plus about 4 others, down in that lab over that semester. While that recording sounded good, this version is far, far superior.
I’m not sure what is next. Right before graduating High School, I composed a piece for symphonic band. I wrote the complete score and also created the sheet music for each instrument – all by hand on pencil and paper. On the last day of class the band played it, so I got to actually hear what I wrote. I have since lost the music, but I have it in my head and recorded a short variation of it many years ago. I may re-compose that piece… it actually should probably be done as multiple related parts or “movements”.
Anyway, if you would like to hear “The Seven” then leave a comment and I’ll email you a link to the MP3. I want to see about actually publishing it on an independent label, so I don’t want to publicly upload the track just yet… but if I know who you are, I’ll be more than happy to share the pre-release with you!