Where I am now: Opus In Car
This is from years ago, living in santa fe.
I loved driving around in my little 1980s toyota corolla and listening to cassettes. I loved the way they sounded.
So I took a piano song I was working on, recorded it to cassette, dragged mic cables out to my car, turned the engine on, sat in the drivers seat, popped the cassette into the deck, and recorded me listening to the song in the car.
This song ruled my life for more than a year. I was convinced I would flesh out this “Opus,” constructing a fully arranged beautiful marathon (for me) 12 minutes of continuous piano-centric music, switching keys and time signatures, multi-layered, etc. I played it every day, over and over, trying to make it through, connect the parts, etc. I finished the skeleton of the song (it is what you hear here) but it never did get fleshed out, and ironically, this lofi version of it playing in my car is the closest to the full opus that remains.