Last day of 2018 here in Aus so I thought I’d put down a few words about the year that has been.
I think the year started slow with not too much action. I finally started writing things down, things like goals and what I wish too achieve. That really helped to push me. It’s what made me send through an application to a residency programme in Japan. It’s what got me to take the first steps on a few projects.
Mid year was when things really started to take off. When the projects I had started had found their completed form. One of those projects being the record I released under the new project titled Soft Hollow. It took me a while to get to the sound and style I was looking for but eventually I made it. Originally, binning nearly seven finished tracks because they weren’t consistent. I listened a lot and, through listening, learned. What I learned I brought with me into other projects, mainly the work that was done during the residency in Japan. (I’ve written a lot about it already so please feel free to read those post.) That was a great learning experience, learning about myself, others and the way I work and what I can do with sound. It’s also good to know that you are able to go to another country, have a clearly defined idea, build on that idea and complete a full body of work that is ready for showing within a time frame of one month.
I’ll be honest and say I didn’t do much to help other people this year. Except a bit of teaching through the Sounding Canberra workshops my colleagues Alec, and Ben developed and ran throughout the year. Those were great. Teaching students how they can record sounds out in the wild and use them for their own personal or professional purposes. The plan is to continue developing the work we do as a collective have more shows and more music made!
I’m also making it a goal to develop the live music Twitch channel I created. So far not much has happened on it. Time to change that. I have contacted a few friends and they seem interested so now it’s time to put a plan in motion. More shows, more streams.
More music to make and more projects to develop next year. I’m sure it’ll feel similar to 2018 but maybe it’ll be a whole lot better.
Have a nice NYE.