Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Live Debate

Hello everyone. This is Matthew.

Jody and I are starting a band and we pretty much want to take over the world. I hope you will want to help us.

We spend our days working on projects of various sizes. We want to complete a fantastic album this year. We plan to challenge ourselves with occasional mini-projects to keep our ears fresh and our skills sharp. And we will be exploring music, new and old, to try and pinpoint what it is that makes some music great, and some music merely good.

We're making our music from scratch; at the moment we only are two people in what will eventually be a four-person band, and we only have six songs written of the twelve we plan to finish by the end of the spring. But we've only just gotten started.

I'm excited to share as much of this experience as possible with you. Jody and I love the process of making music, and as we work, we'll be showing you as much of that process as we can (and you can stand). I'm excited to hear your thoughts, your comments, and your contributions as The Live Debate grows.

What is the greatest piece of music you've ever heard?

1 comment:

  1. Who could possibly pick only one? Instead of giving you a direct answer, I'm going to rephrase the question: what is the piece of music that consistently calls forth the most emotion, for you?

    My answer: Keep in Touch, by Nico Muhly.

    Maybe it's just my emotional attachment to the viola, but something about this song lulls me into a melancholic cocoon with every listen. But it's not just the melancholia that bewitches me. It is the yearning and desperation in Antony's eerie vocals.