When I saw the assignment I immediately thought of trip hop instrumental music, which is often what I listen to while I’m creating visual art. That style of music fits comfortably into the background when I want to concentrate on my work, yet I can pause my work and listen when I need some creative think time.
As the song progresses it gets more energetic, then winds down back toward the starting point. The instrumentation is comprised of flute, viola, cello and double bass accompanying an electronic percussion section, including a synthetic harp seemingly stuck on repeat.
I continue to use the weekly Junto projects to help me learn Ableton Live and to make me think more creatively about music composition. Each week I get a little more productive in Live, and I hope a little more creative with my music. I’m also working through the composition exercises in Russo’s Composing Music book, which I think will help over the long haul.
The cover art is an original piece I created for this song, intended to imply a horde of knowledge workers in a bullpen.