I did not get much sleep last night; I was up very late (or early), obsessed with finishing a new orchestral composition, which I think turned out very nicely. As digital composers may know, after you finish a piece, it gets completely stuck in your head and you are almost powerless to resist the urge to listen to it over and over and over with proud admiration. So I only got a few hours of sleep, and even that wasn’t very fulfilling, as I was nervous about not waking up in time for work and thus tossed and turned throughout those few hours.

And then, when I did set out to go to work, the car wouldn’t start. Just clicky-clicky-clicky. And I don’t know anything about cars. So I had to be chaffeured (sp?) to work and got in late, but oh well, what can one do? I was then promptly fired. No, just kidding.

Anyway, I think I will call my new piece Of Castles and Airships. A nice fantastical ring to it, and airships have been on my mind lately from my novel writing. I’m not sure what to do for the music visualization though; I feel the urge to do something besides an ordinary Music Animation Machine video; perhaps animate something by hand, though that may take forever. I’ll have to ponder…


LanthonyS · October 6, 2011 at 10:13 AM

The one you used could have had a little Mario hopping through the level 😛

S P Hannifin · October 6, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Hahahaha… hmmm… there’s gotta be some way to turn a scrolling piano roll into some sort of interesting action game (besides the “Guitar Hero” way)…

Daniel Bayot · October 25, 2011 at 4:01 PM


We need to reconnect. It’s been far too long. Are you still on AIM or something?

S P Hannifin · October 25, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Hey! I was thinking about emailing you a few weeks ago… I was listening to “Above the Clouds” and “Hidden Kingdom” and wondering if you had written anything new… I haven’t been on AIM in forever, but I still have my old screen name on there…

Daniel · October 27, 2011 at 6:15 PM

I really don’t like those pieces of mine. x) Above the Clouds is an abandoned project and Hidden Kingdom is a structural and orchestrational mess… I’ve written lots and lots of new stuff, I just don’t really post them up anywhere. You have any IM accounts you actively use?

S P Hannifin · October 27, 2011 at 6:47 PM

What?! That was good stuff!

I still use seanthebest85 on AIM.

Daniel · October 30, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I have AIM logged on from my iPod now. I’ll check periodically to see if you’re online. 🙂

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