Over the course of this year so far, I've been stressing out over regular jobs and serious life goals while being deeply involved with two music-related nonprofit organizations. I've premiered a bunch of work that I've written for both organizations, since I've been focusing on my engraving skills, and I couldn't be more pleased with how much I've learned from playing around with writing and arranging! I feel confident enough to make that move to Los Angeles that I've been a broken record about for the past couple of years, but I'm also really at a point where I'm very fed-up with my own fears; I won't know the results of such an endeavor if I don't try. So, I'll officially be leaving on a cross-country journey in January of next year.
If you haven't seen 'Gosh! What a Sight!' yet, then please check it out on the front page. It's the most intricate scoring project I've done so far and I'm very proud of it. (Thank you, Clockwork Pixel, for giving me the opportunity and having a similar attraction towards horror stuff! You should also check out the other collaborations we've done over the span of many Halloweens.) Instead of fully explaining the loads of music work I've been doing for others, I'm just gonna plug two personal projects.
1] This is a preview for an album I released of compiled works from old me to new me. Like a normal album, it showcases the indie vocalist in me with the songs where I'm singing my own lyrical nonsense, and it also comes with the joint instrumental tracks. This is my way of getting my fans and cheerleaders to give me money, since I haven't really put out any of my own music for profit...and I have gotten messages from people who wanted to donate to me but couldn't because I'm a stubborn grandma. Well guys, here's your chance to poke me with some pocket change, which will be exceedingly helpful with LA life!
I believe the whole thing is available on most streaming services, but also here are some links to purchase it:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Zip_Zipper_11_Jobs?id=Bxh3tg5tdq2pwszc7h5z36erol4
2] I am one movement away from completing my Requiem. (This is a screenshot from the 5th movement.) For those that are unfamiliar, a Requiem is a musical setting of liturgical text said during Mass for the dead. A lot of classical composers write one during their lifetime, usually later in life since the subject matter is meant for departed souls, but I decided to write one as my first original multi-movement classical piece. Currently, I'm just trying to vomit it up as an arrangement for full choir and piano accompaniment, but I would definitely not be opposed to expanding it into a full orchestral setting later down the road. Once I finish the last of all 9 movements...I dunno. I'll find a way of sharing it in bite-sized fashionability instead of just sneezing a bajillion pages in your face.
And that's what's happening with me lately! Send me a message if you wanna know more or if you wanna go on a date some time! I'm in a really great mental state for casually chatting.
- Zip Zipper