I am seriously excited.
I can *finally* tell you what I have been up to for the last few months and let you in on some of the stuff that I’ve had to hold inside for way too long.
Would you like to know a secret?
I am always making music. In a bunch of different ways. And on a bunch of different timescales.
There are pieces that take a long time to develop. Like, years. Pieces that I am called back to again and again. Pieces that seem to evolve on a glacial timescale known only to themselves.
Think I’m exaggerating? Some pieces that I’m working on, are literally, decades old.
On the other end of the spectrum is the music I make when I play live. Totally immediate, made in the moment, for the moment and never captured. The most beautiful picture I can paint, painted night after night, with ever-disappearing ink…
And, nestling somewhere inbetween the two, are the standalone pieces that I create and finish in the studio, as part of my daily practice.
I call these pieces: ‘Sketches‘.
‘Sketches’ are pieces that I work on one at a time, from start thru to finish. They form the bulk of what I do day-to-day. I am in the studio for roughly 6 hours a day, 6 days a week; so these pieces are much more than just music to me. They are my life. My time, my focus, my breath and my beating heart all poured onto a whirring hard drive and sculpted lovingly into little sonic testaments to the passing of time. I am not totally sure when I started making them. What I am sure of is: the music I make in this way is some of the most penetrating, some of the most present, and some of the truest music I have ever made.
I want you to be able to hear it.
So I am going to start releasing them. 😉
#SoonSoonSoon #Sketches #StayTuned #NuMusic
My name is James Radcliffe and I am a 100% audience supported independent artist. If you like what I do (and can afford it) then please consider buying some of my music. Each purchase really makes a big difference to me and 10% of every sale goes to a charity which: houses, feeds, clothes, and educates orphaned children in Nepal.
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