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Digitiphony 10 Part 2 finished 

I have completed the second part of Digitiphony 10 (A Quantum Mass), which features vocalist Mella singing the song "Le Rêve de la Vie". I still don't know how many parts will make up Digitiphony 10 yet, it is not clear to me yet, although I have the words pretty much finished, which will determine how long it is, to a degree. it just depends how much purely instrumental material will sit amongst the text.

 

New video 

Taken from the second part of my forthcoming Tenth Digitiphony (a.k.a. 'A Quantum Mass'), and graced by the hauntingly beautiful voice of Mella, this video is a dream sequence that muses on the dream-like quality of life and the life-like quality of dreams. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell which is which.

 

Happy Holidays 

I hope you all have a wonderful, happy holiday season. Thank you for the support this year; for listening to the music I make and for visiting and 'liking' my various socials, videos and pages. The musical highlight of my year was meeting the singer Mella, and working with her on past songs I wrote - next year may see more of that, but with material I have written specially for her - the first of these is a 'Dream Interlude' in my Quantum Mass, or what I have come to realise will be, if I finish it, my Tenth Digitiphony. Something I thought would never happen. That should appear in late January or February.

Have a Prosperous, Productive and Peaceful 2020 !

Mike

A Quantum Mass Part 1 finished - and it's a Digitiphony 

I have finally completed Part 1 of  A Quantum Mass - and I have realised that, if I finish it (by no means certain) it will, in fact, be my Tenth Digitiphony. I had been shying away from calling it a Digitiphony, partly as I only ever intended to write 9, and partly because once I have committed to writing a Digitiphony I know I am committing to a long period of hard work, self doubt, doubt in my equipment to keep functioning while I overload it with huge sample libraries, inordinately CPU hungry VSTs and long projects and also an inability to really focus on anything else until it is finished. But I guess we can't change who we are, and I certainly can't choose what my Muse chooses to drive me to do, whatever my own wishes may be. That I have learnt, over many years. And in fact what my Muse wishes me to do is what I feel most comfortable doing, anyway. So Digitiphony 10 it is. For the next several years, probably.

 

Interview for Justine Perry's blog 

The lyricist, Blogger and author Justine Perry has interviewed me for her blog. Her questions made me think how lucky I am to still be here doing what I do (making music, sharing music, meeting and making music with other musos around the world) in spite of the fact it has been a hard way of life to have chosen at times. Read the blog post at https://www.justineperry.com/m-l-dunn

New Track and Video with Mella 

I am very lucky to have the remarkable voice of Mella singing one of my songs again. She also braved the cold Autumnal winds of the the Great Lakes region in Michigan to help me make a video. It will be released on 15th November on iTunes, Spotify etc but here is the video -

 

A Quantum Mass (continued) 

It has been painstakingly slow progress, in amongst other projects and obligations, but I am slowly moving forward with my Quantum Mass, note by note, bar by bar, breath by breath. I am over 5 minutes in now.

 

New collaboration 

I have worked with singer Mella on a new version of the song I wrote with lyricist Justine Perry a while ago - a track called 'Knuckles'. It will be released next month but in the meantime you can stream it from my soundcloud page