Reason Experiment


Have a listen if you like to my composition using Reason software.  I was in a very mellow, contemplative mood when I created it.

I really liked using Reason, but after a while it felt more and more overwhelming.  Sort of like someone giving you every possible color and telling you to ‘paint.’  Students will definitely need some musical training to really appreciate the program.  I found that many of my reason compositions were created not by initial ideas, but after experimenting with the program and saying, “oh, that’s cool, I think I’ll use that.”

While my project is certainly more on the side of following the guidelines of my given assignment than sheer creative endeavor, I like the final version.  If anything, all of these tech project make me want to compose for probably the first time in my life.  I imagine it will do the same with my students.