What does a symphony sound like in a composer's head? I am going to show you.
It's been an intense last couple of months and your patience is always appreciated. I've been at work with mountains of material to distill to the final movements of the Northerner Symphony. In this process, my sketch material has been accumulating. And of course, as with any creative project, the "extras" turned out to be too valuable to discard. So a prequel album became necessary. Today, I'm thrilled to announce Diary.
I am using technology for my sketches and acoustic instruments for the Symphony itself. But, having access to some of the world's most advanced tech also presented another possibility; how do I recreate what I hear in my head so that you, the listener know exactly what my ideas are without the limitations of either acoustic or computer instruments? The answer is with a new synthesis process that will be prominently used within Diary. This album is more of a dream in audio form and it will be released digitally in high resolution to all backers. So your support has created not one, but two albums. Of course, everything stands with the existing plan for the Northerner itself. All physical items are still being created for you, the backers. This includes signed CDs and sheet music.
I also have made a decision to primarily record the Symphony itself in Iceland. The Old Norse language requires a natural aptitude for the language which exists with Icelandic. Iceland also has a tremendous singing tradition.
As always, thank you for being a backer and supporter of my creative journey! I hope you enjoy Diary and the Symphony as much as I have in its making.