Sunday, August 13, 2017

THE FIELD

Hello!

The iced clenched fist of winter is waning, and I can hear my pulse writing tunes.

Current Favourites:
Book - Brian Eno Oblique Music, edited by Sean Albiez & David Pattie
Song - Hard Times by Paramore / Dog Years by Maggie Rogers
Album - Still neck deep in Pleasure by Feist
Film Clip - Century by Feist, what a classic

The latest filmic music sketch...
https://vimeo.com/227583089

Below are some pictures from my adventures at Splendour in the Grass...




Side of stage, the theatre is real, and the kick drum is friendly.


JRA



Thursday, July 6, 2017

STOP MOTION

Hello there!

Current Favourites-
Song: New York by St Vincent
Music Video: Big Wave by Jenny and Johnny
Book: Composing for the Cinema by Ennio Morricone & Sergio Miceli
Television: Mad As Hell

Here are some gems from the web that make me laugh and think...




Effortless motion is always full of stops. Don't press pause or you'll miss something.


JRA


Saturday, June 3, 2017

SAD & LOUD

Hey there!!

Current Favourites:
Song: Nancy Drew by Slotface
Album: Pleasure by Feist
Video Clip: Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran
Book: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Some film music I shared with the world recently...

The Night Is Young
https://vimeo.com/218096285

Middle of Nowhere
https://vimeo.com/218097733

Ivy's Theme
https://vimeo.com/218098428


Sad and loud, that's what the T-Shirt says... don't believe everything you read.



JRA


Sunday, April 23, 2017

REPETITION

Hello!

I'm running up and down the east coast like a fish with no legs at the moment.

Current Favourites:
Book: Fashion and Music by Katie Baron
Song: Pleasure by Feist
Film: Whiplash

Some great examples of repetition...




Rinse and repeat - to the beat.



JRA


Saturday, March 4, 2017

OBSERVATIONAL

Hi there!

Current Favourites:
Transport - Walking
TV - The Last Leg
Song - Take a chance on me by ABBA

Photos from the field...





[Above] The Newsagency is such a great venue it was awesome to see Sam Buckingham perform - it was a joyful evening.

From rock to rock I jump, occasionally blogging as I go.



JRA


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BEGINNINGS

Hey there!

While at Falls Festival I was lucky enough to see some great artists & bands. Probably the highlight was Grandmaster Flash. :)

Current Favourites
Song: To Be Without You by Ryan Adams
Film: La La Land
Animal: Manta Ray

The music in La La Land is sublime, the motif in 'City of Stars' encapsulates the whole film in a few notes. In a classic format with a rash unapologetic modernist tone - it's a realism piece contextualized by the fantasy and creativity the main characters crave. So good.

Here's some photographic inspiration I have collected from the worldwide web of late...





Until the beginning seems like the end, change is here to stay.


JRA


Monday, December 26, 2016

UP & UP

Hi there!

2016 is now almost a mere memory. Now's the time to collect the reins, check the compass and smile.

Current Favourites
Song: Up & Up by Coldplay
Video Clip: Up & Up by Coldplay - mind blowing, so beautiful.
Fruit: Cherry
Documentary: Shut Up & Sing by Dixie Chicks
Transport: Walking
General: New Friends

Here's some photos from my latest adventure, Sydney side at the songwriting camp '50 Song in 5 Days' as an intern.

 Photo Credit - Exposed Sounds
 Photo Credit - Exposed Sounds (above & below)

While in Sydney I was lucky enough to be given a ticket (along with the entire '50 Songs in 5 Days' crew) to see Coldplay and attend their after show celebration (invited by the band), who were also at Studios 301 that week. Below is a picture from before their set. Such a generous gesture and a magical life-affirming evening, thanks Chris, Johnny, Guy & Will. :) #love











Habitual - this blog reminds me of what I've done, made and seen, which is somehow too easy to forget and bury.

Embracing the unexpected and saving the last dance.


JRA