Yesterday I confirmed a meeting to discuss recording the Gamelan orchestra at a local University. Gamelan is a traditional Indonesian percussion orchestra featuring a huge variety of drums, gongs, xylophones, bells and other instruments, accompanied by dancers...every instrument is handmade specifically for a unique place, such as a temple or university. They are beautiful creations and I cannot wait to record them...here's a photo of the Gamelan in question:
It makes me drool in anticipation. The recording will be combined with an interview segment and aired on independent radio stations in the USA and Canada- I won't get paid, but I will get a great credit for my rapidly-growing portfolio.
It's an exciting time for me. The musical gear I am currently using was almost exclusively purchased during my previous Censored gig (the last time I could afford such luxuries) and a lot of it needs to be replaced, repaired or upgraded. If I don't get the Censored gig, I have the club gig as a back-up plan. I don't know why I let my musical drive wither away- I suspect alcohol may have been a factor- but the passion is still there. It's my element and I belong to it. I honestly don't know what the future holds, but I damn sure know that it will sound good.