Fifty Consecutive Sounds

Today notes the fiftieth entry in my One Sound Every Day project. That’s fifty entries in as many days. I wasn’t sure I would be able to manage this task, considering all my other responsibilities and interests, but it’s been a fun and delightful journey. I have had to give up a few vices and a few positive things too. My piano practicing has suffered, but I don’t doubt that I will be able to remedy that eventually.

The good news is that the discipline involved in producing something every day has created a bi-product of about fourteen new pieces, and this was not even the goal of the project. So, to mark my fiftieth entry I have decided to let you hear an unreleased full-length rough mix of the first composition I have completed that is a result of contributions to One Sound Every Day. Please have a listen and feedback is always welcome.

Forgotten Complex (Rough)


12 thoughts on “Fifty Consecutive Sounds

  1. I like this piece very much. Your site has become a daily occurence for me, I love it. I have a question for you based upon your comment about needing to catch up with your piano practice. I have a full time job as a Graphic Artist, but my passion is with music production and songwriting. In a constant struggle with a family to find time to do it all, I would be curious on your response to this. How do you manage your time between “audio production/sound design” and “Practicing your instrument”, whether that be piano, guitar, etc? I find both tasks at times overshadowing the other, but I feel both is important. Anyways, any insight?

  2. Very nice stuff going on here. I visit this site regularly and as others have mentioned before me, this place inspires me. Keep up the great work.

  3. Hi James,

    Thanks for your feedback. I don’t consider myself an expert on time management by any means. I’d argue that it’s quite the opposite and I get myself in trouble frequently because I am easily distracted and lose track of time. However, there are changes I have made in my life that I think contribute to giving me time to do what I love.

    1. For a start I have no children, but I’m happily married, so this may change and I will have to have a totally different approach when/if that happens.

    2. I live close to work and commute by bicycle. I never have to search for a parking place and save loads of time and money in the process. Not to mention petrol and pollution.

    3. My main source of income is teaching interactive media at a private college. I have spent 40-60 hours a week at work with little vacation time in a few of the industry jobs I’ve had in the past. In contrast I spend 24 hours a week in the classroom and another 8 to 12 hours a week working from home on administrative tasks. My week at the school ranges from 2 to 4 days and I get nearly 6 weeks of vacation per year.

    4. One of the classes I teach is an introductory class on Audio Production, so I do research, learn and apply techniques on the job as I prepare for class and develop curriculum.

    Ironically, no matter how much time I free up for myself, it seems like there are always things I don’t have time for. That’s life isn’t it? If any other readers want to chime in here, I’d love to hear what people do to help manage their time.


  4. i admire your devotion with the project. As for piano practice, you could play sheet music with custom samples of yours on the midikeyboard, could you not?lol;)

  5. Great piece John. The chopped piano beginning is a delight and reminds me a lot of the Alva noto + Sakamoto work. Personally I’d expect someting more dramatic to happen from 2:00 on but all in all a great inspirational track.

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