Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Getting Started

The first songwriting brief I have been given is to look at the life and inventions of James Watt and 'steam to green'.  I started by writing a chord sequence on synth/strings and imagining loads of industrial sounds to show the industrial revolution.  I discovered very quickly that this is not how I write! I am interested in the story, and for me, the song grows from wanting to say something in particular.  I therefore began to read up on James Watt and to get to know the man behind the engine...


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