I finally brought the ukulele again for this Katauta video. There’s way too much hatred going on especially over these past few days, and it needs to stop. Denial only goes so far, people.
I finally had enough time for using an instrument for once given my schedule.
It was fun doing a minimalistic piece with a chord I’ve never used before. I’ll see if I can use instruments more often if time allows.
15 weeks already? Alright then.
Here’s a spoken word piece I came up with for today. It’s been rough not having as much time to do as much musical compositions given my current schedule, but I said I would do one video a week for this project.
Here’s another quick percussion based poem where I use some bongos this time.
Week 4 already? Well…time for me to bust out the omnichord that I’ve used in a few songs.
This is one of the saddest katauta that I’ve written, but I had to get it out there.
Meet Connor Eck AKA Fafhrd.
He’s an experimental musician from my home state of Illinois. I’ve known him for years ever since he told me about his band Suzy LaRue & The Ruthless Ooze when they were starting out as a band. Fafhrd does a lot of synthesizer, dark ambient, and even some avant-pop based pieces across his discography. Most of his albums are free or pay-what-you-want on his Bandcamp page.
This is the big announcement. I’m going to do a year long project called Katauta 52. A katauta is a type of Japanese poetry style that uses 3 verses with a 5-7-7 syllabic form. Kind of like a haiku with two extra syllables.
Here are the rules of my project:
1: each song must have a katauta lyrics
2: there must be both spoken and sung lyrics
3: the song must be able to be played live should I have concerts
4: there is one song per week and it must be uploaded on Wednesday
5: no more than 5 notes in the instrumentation
Hope this works.
I didn’t tell anyone this, but I wanted to make a video for my stuff. Here’s my debut music video for the track “My Heart Is A Crater.” Feel free to share this video around with your friends. This video was done by my DIY video production thingamabob known as Autumn Peal Media. There’s a blog involving that, too. http://autumnpealmedia.wordpress.com. Feel free to check that out with my video and photo projects.
Don’t forget that this is on my EP Verses V.S. Anhedonia which is on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, and other digital retailers. And of course…