I make things all the time.  Pieces of music, poetry, little collections of photographs, essays (impromptu dance routines) etc, etc.  Some things grow into larger projects and some I make just to make.

One of my favourite things is to show up in the studio (can you see I have nothing up my sleeve?) and create a piece of music from the ground up in a single session.  I call these pieces ‘fragments’.

I find working in this way a nice counterpoint to longer more involved efforts, it’s how I play, how I blow off steam. 

At the last count I have literally hundreds of these pieces, all locked away in my digital vault gathering virtual dust in the binary void.  Occasionally I’ll listen to one, but mostly they just sit there in the dark, doing whatever zeros and ones do when left entirely to their own devices.  It’s the making that is the interesting part for me, the process and flow of it, not the having; I’ve never put any of these pieces out in any kind of public way.

Until now, that is.

Because yesterday, on a total whim, I decided to make one available for anyone who was interested.

It’s called ‘A Trace of Memory‘ and was made in a single studio session (around 5-6 hours total) using: a piano, a ukulele, an electric guitar and a bunch of random electronics.  I’m not sure what it’s about – I’ll leave that up to you to decide – but I do know that I like it, and hopefully you will too.

Unfortunately you missed this one…

‘A Trace of Memory’ is now in the ether.  To make sure you don’t miss out next time click the link below and I’ll send you an email when I have news or release something.  I won’t email you for any other reason, or share your address with anyone else.  Oh, and you’ll get some free music as well. 

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33 thoughts on “ A Trace of Memory – A New, Free, and Ephemeral Thing ”

  1. I’m wandering again and thought I’d drop you a note…on this beautiful summer day I’m reaching out to those whose voices have been silent for a wee while…I hope this one finds you and yours well as we cycle and toil through these troubling times!

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    1. I am well. I hope this finds you the same. And healthy also.
      You are right, these are unusual times indeed. But we have each other. And also wandering, on summer days ;-)
      I am glad to hear your voice. Be well – J

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  2. Great post just had to share with friends …I like different like my version of fragments of time that come together to make a day … But each one is different as they are changeable & immutable just as the creator made us all different but in his own image … Ian ⭐️😊👍

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  3. Fragments are fine. I just recently thought to make series of small paintings which will be fragments, sort of not completely finalized pieces.
    Creating and making something is the real essence of being a human. As opposed to only consuming and complaining. Make and create is a great way to be.


    1. Making and creating is indeed a great way to be. And the giving, always the giving ;-)
      Thanks so much for stopping by, taking the time, and also for you very kind words.
      Keep fighting the good fight,
      See you,
      – J


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