Category: Pax’s Process

This is it

As MJ said…I’m a little down tonight. I’m not sure what it is. We went to a party last night at one of our friends’ friends house outside Bloomington. The have a picture book house and lifestyle out there. A beautiful green view of fields and forests, several huge workshops which leave most tafe college…
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Final Week in the USA

Right now it feels like a blur. Lots of ups and downs. Jury is still out on the music that I created. I’m wishing I had one more kind of ‘thing’ included in the compilation, but I’m not sure what that means. The tracks are all a little ‘nice’, even the ones intended to dance…
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Done?

Hmm. It kinda feels like it. I have ended up with 9 finished tracks, 4 that need development, and several dead in the water. Today is officially my last day of tinkering before I need to end the process.What have I learned from this process? Well I have to say I have a new appreciation…
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One week to go!

I am back in the smoking room, found a quiet corner and started to type when a super friendly cleaner sat down next to me with a bagel and a massive coke cup and started chatting. I’ve been nice but non responsive in the hope she might go away. Ever been in an empty cinema,…
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Old habits…..

Wow this time has flown! I don’t know exactly how I feel at present. I guess I’m in that pivotal moment between not missing the flight, and missing home. I came here with the intention of creating an album of music, and I am well on my way in this task. But if we were…
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Creating by habit

We’re past the halfway mark now, and I truly thought this blog was going to be something else by now. I imagined jamming it full of images, concept, funny anecdotes and sound files. Given the generous amount of time I have had, I don’t have a very good excuse for not posting more often. That…
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Over The Hump?

Yesterday I wrote a melody which I was happy with. I called it “The Last Melody”. Even though I know it’s not the case, I found myself pondering yesterday whether the composer’s job is getting progressively more difficult as we exhaust the possible combination of notes and rhythms within the musical structures we conform to.…
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Excess

This country is fantastic is so many ways. One element which I wonder about is the amount of excess. Things like food, choice, technology etc etc. Above is a photo of a hot fudge chocolate delight. The picture on the menu looked manageable. What came to the table was huge! They say never eat something…
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No more distractions!

We had a great time in DC. It was great to catch up with family there and see the sights. There was a spontaneous change to our schedule when it was suggested we drive to Manhattan for the weekend. As this was only eating into our existing holiday we agreed! All round it was great.…
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Chillin’

We are staying at a friends house for a couple of nights before leaving for DC. Spring Break has officially begun and this means all residents of our dorm are required to move out. Nobody is allowed to stay. We actually didn’t know this before we arrived, so it is fortunate that we arranged this…
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