This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to not only innovate for my Symphony, but also to leave a lasting mark that forever improves technical capabilities for music makers all over the world. Why the silence?
It’s true that there has been a modicum of silence here and for that I do sincerely apologize. In reality, things have been anything but quiet. Over the last year, I’ve had a plethora of irons in the proverbial fire, any and all of which could be considered a 100 percent occupier of someone’s time.
On one hand, I’ve been crafting and creating the Northerner and on another I’ve been helping build and grow the company that will bring the aforementioned music technology and creative capabilities to the world. Dividing time between these and several other projects has been challenging to say the least.
A fortunate (or possibly unfortunate, depending on how you look at it) side-effect of being at the forefront of something as groundbreaking as what this company is working on is the want and need to incorporate it into the music I compose. Rather than waiting for the fall ship date of this new work to be incorporated, the technologies I'm developing will be featured in beta form along accompanying the already planned live orchestral recordings for the Northerner.
I’ve already tested incorporation of the new technology and am currently utilizing it as part of the recording process. I've also amended plans for Iceland and have decided to record vocals there, and will be recording orchestral sessions in Seattle.
To say that work on the Northerner Sketches and Symphony have stalled completely would not be true. Gated by time, or the lack thereof, certainly. Stalled? Definitely not. So you are still working on the Northerner?
The symphony is absolutely still in progress. I anticipate the Sketches to land late this fall with the full symphony to follow in 2017.
So wait, you took the Kickstarter funds and started a company? Absolutely not, not even a penny. The company is based on an initiative and subsequent joint venture between Roland Corporation and Virtual Sonics.
As with all endeavors that I’m currently driving, everything has it’s own creative, developmental and financial compartment and the only overlap comes in my ability to utilize the outcome of one to multiply the outcome of another.
In this case, the technology and content my company is creating plays to my craftsman’s spirit and composer’s heart enough to warrant some waiting time to allow them to be realized in my compositional process, ultimately enhancing the quality of the finished symphony. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.
Why do you keep bringing up the technology, and why are you being vague? There are two reasons.
First, I can’t leak anything about the technology yet from a legal and PR standpoint. Trust me, given the magnitude of what we’re building and how we envision it changing the world of music, keeping this secret has not been easy.
Second, you are part of this journey because we share a passion for music. An update about the music is long overdue and that is the intent of this message. There’ll be more about the tech from other outlets later and hopefully it will spark an ‘aha’ moment for those that are interested. In the meantime, there will be music that reaps the benefits coming soon.
For those that would continue to say they support me in what I do in this journey, I say thank you. We are making history together and this is much larger than me or my symphony.
And for those who want to say goodbye and withdraw backer support, please know I will refund you without hesitation. Simply email email@example.com.
For those that are in it for the long haul, I’m still overjoyed to be travelling with you and can’t wait to share with you the final destination. I won't let you down, as the work I'm making is far better than I had anticipated and is being created with more capability than I had ever dreamt possible. I am fortunate and I am blessed to be your composer.