Hi guys. Here is a brief update about my musical productivity as of late and what to expect from me in the near future.
I'm really excited to have placed 2nd in this year's AIM competition, for the second time in a row. My submission, "Timeless Adventure" was a fluke in the midst of writer's block, so I'm pleased that it worked out :) I highly recommend this annual competition because it's a great way to get inspired, discover new music, and potentially win some nice prizes.
I've been relatively musically-unproductive recently. There are a couple of reasons in addition to writer's block. First, I became a Skyrim addict for a few months. I played between 5-8 hours a day and also watched gameplay for another 2-3 hours. I was in college at the time and still managed to ace everything so it wasn't a big deal, and I don't have any regrets. It's my favorite game of all time, and I can't wait for a few years to pass by so I can replay it without it feeling repetitive. Second, I graduated from college recently, and had to put a lot of effort into applying to jobs and improving my portfolio. This has taken up most of my time for the past month and likely will continue to do so until I find a good job.
I entered NGADM, another music competition here on newgrounds, and hope to pass the audition round. Perhaps that will give me the motivation I need to overcome writer's block.
Over the past couple years I've been gradually upgrading my VSTs to improve the production quality of my music, but now I will have to put that on pause for some time. I'm very interested in emigrating soon and have to save up money so I have a safety net. I'm a highly creative and extremely introverted person, so NYC is not a suitable place for me to live, and if I move, I figure I should go somewhere that excites me as opposed to simply moving to another U.S. city (and I also dislike the politics here).
So, it seems that I may produce a few high quality songs in the near future if I get into NGADM, but otherwise I probably won't be very productive.
I plan to start taking piano lessons soon, and I expect that to dramatically improve my composition skills. I often have great ideas, especially for piano, that I don't bother to translate into MIDI because the amount of effort and time it would take turns me off. If I could play piano, I could simply record my ideas in a few minutes.
That's all I have to say for now. Thanks for the support, and feel free to get in touch for any reason. I'm always open to music commissions.