As usual, I have been remiss in keeping this blog up to date. I guess I have been lucky enough to be having fun in the real world, making (or trying) to make music, working, learning the guitar, learning how to use Ableton Live and virtual instruments more creatively, trying to be a good husband and father and yes, taking, developing and printing photos.
Today I wanted to share with you a project I completed recently as part of a monome community remix, dedicated to one our members, Michael Abel, a.k.a. VGAForest, who passed away from complications due to leukemia. The tracks were made by way of remixing his music, there were no hardened rules to the project, each artist chose to include many samples from his music and all were at liberty to include other sounds, if they chose. The main idea was to pay tribute to his music, which you can hear here:
My contribution is not that great, but heart-felt and I just would like to remind everyone to…
Live your life more fully. Love more deeply. Sing more heartily. Laugh more readily. Experience every moment with your whole being. Do not begrudge growing old …for some of us are denied the privilege.
If you would like to hear the whole compilation of remixes that the monome community put together in memoriam for Michael you can listen to them here:
MCRP XV – In Memoriam – VGAForest edition
The album is available for download and is free, but if you feel like giving to a leukemia related charity so that others may have a stronger fighting chance against the same kind of struggle which Michael faced, that would be wonderful too.