I am honored to be a small part of something new and exciting: TwtrSymphony! It all started when a composer, Chip Michael, and a group of musicians were talking about collaboration. Chip has been the motivator behind the project and now we are all off and running.
TwtrSymphony is composed of musicians from all over the world who will be performing together and yet alone. Each of us must master our part without hearing the rest of the symphony. We must become skilled at recording ourselves, which for some of us is a new process! The better we can record, the better the final result.
We also must work with a click track..a kind of specialized metronome. Here’s how it works:
- We receive our part and two audio tracks; one with music and the clicks, and the other just the clicks.
- We listen to the recording to get the feel of the music, which is filled with variable beats.
- Practice, practice, practice!!
- We record our part, using the click track on headphones so that our music will fit in with the rest of the symphony, and send it back to Chip.
- As all the parts are collected, they are trimmed and fit together to create the complete sound, which will then be published.