When I was 19-20 (i.e. more or less the same age as my current students) I started composing music and the result was my first ever album released in 1995 pompously entitled “My Contribution to Art” featuring the following tracks:
Interestingly (for me at least…), “My Contribution to Art” is a concept album which tells the story of a boy (let’s call him A. before you ask) who meets a girl (call her A.), falls in love, gets dumped and only finds happiness again when he meets another girl (call her C.)
I have to be frank, some of the songs are crap but, what the heck, they are mine and I spent hours working on them. I composed the tracks using my old Amiga 500 running Bars & Pipes Pro and my trusty Kawai Kawai K4 synthesizer from 1993 to 1995. I was lucky to have saved them in MIDI file format and I managed to easily import them in Logic Express on my MacBook this week-end. I was delighted to be able to record them in pristine 24-bit audio quality directly from my still-living Kawai K4 and apply some mastering polish.
You’ll notice that neither album has a cover yet. Maybe someone can come up with interesting (and appropriate) covers for the two albums? I don’t mind people using my photos on Flickr. I’ll invite the “winner” for lunch in a nice restaurant…