Song for Evelyn

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Song for Evelyn

Postby milo » Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 am

I just posted a new recording for my album-in-progress, an instrumental piece dedicated to my baby girl who died: https://alansanderson.band/2019/05/16/song-for-evelyn/. Writing and recording this tune has been really therapeutic for me.

A few firsts on this recording: My first time using ZynAddSubFX, and my first time using the AVL Drumkits LV2. A big thumbs up for both of them, and many thanks to the developers! It was also my first time using an audio bus in Ardour, to control the fadeout at the end. I recently finished reading the Ardour manual (http://manual.ardour.org/toc/), which I strongly recommend to any of you who are using this DAW. I learned a lot!

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Re: Song for Evelyn

Postby folderol » Fri May 17, 2019 10:04 am

Thanks for sharing this very poignant tune.

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Re: Song for Evelyn

Postby ufug » Fri May 17, 2019 8:59 pm

Lovely. It almost seems as though there's a space left in the song for words that may be too hard to find right now.

Peace to you and your family and thank you for sharing this.

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Re: Song for Evelyn

Postby Michael Willis » Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 pm

I agree with folderol and ufug, it's a beautiful piece. Sorry to hear about your loss.

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Re: Song for Evelyn

Postby merlyn » Fri May 17, 2019 10:49 pm

Nice tune and good to hear that music helped you heal.

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Re: Song for Evelyn

Postby bluebell » Sat May 18, 2019 9:03 am

milo wrote:I just posted a new recording for my album-in-progress, an instrumental piece dedicated to my baby girl who died: https://alansanderson.band/2019/05/16/song-for-evelyn/. Writing and recording this tune has been really therapeutic for me.

A few firsts on this recording: My first time using ZynAddSubFX, and my first time using the AVL Drumkits LV2. A big thumbs up for both of them, and many thanks to the developers! It was also my first time using an audio bus in Ardour, to control the fadeout at the end. I recently finished reading the Ardour manual (http://manual.ardour.org/toc/), which I strongly recommend to any of you who are using this DAW. I learned a lot!


Thx for sharing. Made me cry.

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Re: Song for Evelyn

Postby milo » Sun May 19, 2019 12:49 am

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words.

Bluebell: I lost count of how many times I cried while making this track. :) As I've said before, if your recording communicates the emotion effectively, then most people will forgive its warts. There are playing errors here and there in this track, but the comments here let me know that it is succeeding in its primary purpose.

Ufug: I agree that there is a space for words, but I have struggled with whether or not to add them, and what to say. I have had some ideas, and may revisit this track to add vocals. But I also really like it as an instrumental.

On a forum like this, full of music geeks, probably most of us don't have a problem connecting with instrumental music, but that is a real challenge for a lot of people (maybe most people?). Having words, even nonsense words, can really expand the potential audience for a song.

Merlyn: I can't imagine trying to process such a tsunami of emotion without the power of music. Music is a tool, which can be used for good or for evil. I think those of us who make music carry a great burden of responsibility to use it well.

Thanks again, all.


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