Instrumentality is a record of a mad musical adventure that I embarked upon during the countless hours of extra free time I enjoyed during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. This is not an adventure that is likely to end any time soon, because the musical universe seems to expand along with your imagination.
I hope Instrumentality will also be a useful resource for other people interested in writing songs, composing instrumental pieces, putting together soundtracks to videos or games, or generally just messing about with music.
This is not a site for advanced musical technicians. This is for the seven billion plus people out there who are capable of expressing themselves through music but aren’t sure where to start or what to try next.
In these pages, I share many pieces of music that I have written, in many cases especially for this site. I consider them sketches rather than finished artworks. To expedite the process, I have made full use of sample libraries, only occasionally picking up a real instrument. That is not because the pieces wouldn’t have been better with real musicians, it’s just a reflection of the limited resources available right now.
Please share your feedback and, in particular, I’d love to have a peek into your musical sketchbooks.
Instrumentality, March 2021