By the Beach – by Orlandicus February 2021

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An Understanding

Music is a way of communicating to others from different backgrounds and with unique personalities. It is a language that everyone understands and can relate to. In movies, for example, the music is another way of describing to the audience what is happening.

Production

Ever since the beginning of secondary school I have been learning new composition techniques that have affected my music. I have progressed through different genres of music through the years, and I have learned from my mistakes and improved on them substantially. I’m always learning new techniques to apply into my music, an example of this is vibrato. You can add affects to make an instrument use vibrato but to get the authentic sound you have to record your own samples. In this piece you will hear my own flute vibrato samples, this for me was a new step for me and I will continue to learn because there is an endless list of techniques that I am yet to try out.

A Kind of Paradise – by Orlandicus February 2021

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Composing

I started composing chunks of this piece when I was in year seven. After school I would rush into the music room and play some satisfying chords, this feeling when I was by myself playing the piano felt like a kind of paradise. The freedom to play whatever I want really makes me feel happy and joyful.

Bringing it all together

After completing all the chunks, I decided that I would attach them together to create a piano solo. This took some time to edit due to attaching them together and changing the dynamics and the tempo. Finally, when I finished the piece three years later, I felt the freedom of releasing my music for everyone to listen to, that is what I think of as paradise.