Do you think that you should feel inspired when you start working on music? You may have a problem.[Read more…] about Inspiration is overrated
Last year marked my 20th year releasing electronic music as an artist.
I started dabbling with electronic music and made my first tracks already back in 1996. But I started releasing music to the public in the following year. Back then I was using tracker software to make music and I ran a tracker scene label called Rebound. We released more than 100 tracks as free downloads within a timespan of about 4 years.
I recently listened to an excellent audio biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (grab it free with Audible trial here). It was extremely inspiring and thought provoking to say the least.
Besides teaching me a lot about history it especially got me thinking about the parallels between Mozart’s days and ours. Of course, musical styles and the tools of making music have since evolved to something completely different. But there’s a lot – and I mean A LOT – of common ground underneath when it comes to conducting the craft itself.[Read more…] about 6 Lessons From Mozart to a Modern Creator
One of the most common problems I face when making music is getting stuck on an idea. The dreaded 8-bar loop syndrome![Read more…] about 9 Advices for Getting Unstuck in Your Music Project (#8 May Hurt)
As we begin our journey into 2015, I wanted to take a moment to look back into the past year and make notes of some of my personal highlights.
Workflow things, books, plugins, tools, music, websites, general wellbeing and productivity… This is a very personal list and some of the stuff I’ll be mentioning doesn’t sound like anything to do with music production. Never the less it all has made a difference for my work.
Every once in a while I come across a book that is truly transformative. This book is one of them. I can’t help but write a few words about it.