“And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” - Shakespeare
I was classically trained and have never made the leap from “kid who studied music” to anything resembling an adult musician. I didn’t even try. Unlike me, my brother was a professional musician. I always admired his ability to stay connected to music. And then, recently, he died.
I have been thinking of creating electronic music for a few years, but I never have. Now I have something that feels a little bit like a compulsion: could I make some music based on samples from my brother’s band’s music? It honors him, it’s an emotionally safe exercise where there’s no “right or wrong,” and just the process is itself healing. In short, it’s a nice idea. But how?