|Image (c) Thomas Easton.|
To me, the image speaks of a journey. I could've interpreted it any number of ways, but as I'm in an electro mood at present, I decided to go with an 80's-inspired synthesizer piece, creating literal references to visual cues along the way: travel, clouds, the awe-inspiring image of the moon, the twinkling of stars.
Instruments called upon for this project, recorded in an evening, mixed in another, were Novation K-Station, Korg MS-20 Mini, Tal U-No-LX, Orchestra Silver, a few staple drum machine samples, and a field recording.
I don't expect to win the competition with this by any means. But as an exercise in creating music based on an image, it was a lot of fun.When time allows I intend to work it into a full-length track.