Hello everyone! Just a brief update from the composer cave, where I am furiously assembling the scores, demos, and click tracks for the vocal tracking session of “The After Time” in Banff this January. The complete “short score” exists primarily in the format of Logic sessions, where I have sung and played all of the music as part of my composing process. Now it’s time to transcribe the music into score form and create mp3 demos with viable click tracks to make things easy for the vocalists (and to make it possible for me to track instrumental parts overtop the synthesized score later on).
I was also unexpectedly inspired over Thanksgiving break to compose a new song for the character of Joel, Maureen’s fianceé, who is an aspiring rock musician. Joel’s aesthetic is intense 80s love songs (think “Love Songs on the KOST” from the Los Angeles radio station KOST 103.5; I grew up listening to that show and it’s definitely had an impact on me….). In this tune, currently called “Junior Fall (Fell So Hard),” Joel reminisces about falling for Maureen back when they were in a college class together, and about having to wait for her to notice him. The cheese factor is high (think big reverby synths and Peter Cetera-like vocals), but I’m hoping the terror factor will be even higher: it’s an innocent use of the metaphor of “falling” in love, chillingly inserted into a story about an actual fall–the mysterious fatal fall of 18-year-old Lucy, Maureen’s beloved patient, from the tower dorm in the middle of the college campus where Maureen works as a therapist.
I’m so excited to finally be bringing this story to life. Stay tuned for more updates!