Iain Cameron's Diary
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2010-09-07 - 8:00 p.m.
The Word must be aimed at the older music fan - for example it mentions What We Did On Our Holidays on the cover and it has an article about test commentary. There is also an article about what happens to musicians when they get old which makes very sad reading. Apparently D Swarbrick with his serious illness nearly went bankrupt and was only saved by the Musicians Benefit Fund. In the US its common for older musicians not to have any health insurance becuase they can't be bothered with the payments. There's an obit for Robert Sandall who I really used to like on Mixing It - prostate cancer is the cause.
I remixed the percussion version of bark1 and sent it off to Gilbert who is back at work this week. When he got in from work he gave it the thumbs up. I think we now have 4 versions of Bark1 in store. I listened through to the freetrio - I had been worried about putting the piano too far back but I think it's OK. There is a piece we are working which is based on something Stravinsky wrote circa 1919. I remixed the Dhorn and Gilbert sent me 2 guitar parts. I sent him mixes today and he has picked the one that I was less sure about but I think I can see his angle.
I programed my favourite short piano piece of Schoenberg and wondered how to develop it. At the moment it is piano and organ and a lot of percussion. It wasn't intended to be played with a strict rhythm but the cross rhythms in it are brilliant.