What is your creative process when writing songs/music/etc?
Hi there! Thanks for writing!
Regarding our creative process, it varies. Sometimes it will start with a musical riff that resonates with us in some way, other times it will begin as a snippet of poetry. Either way, it always feels as if the song already exists, and we are just chiseling away the things that aren't part of it, like a sculpture. We chisel and refine, until that intuitive sparkle let's us know "Yes! It's done". Also, it really helps me to make a commitment to what the song is about early on. Sometimes I get enamored with a snippet of poetry, but it doesn't really move the story forward. If I can commit to what the story is ahead of time, I get a cohesive song a lot faster.
Also when we get stuck, we'll often ask our audience to give us ideas!
And some results:
(Feb-march coming soon)
Namaste my sweet friends! Trying to get out of work to come Sunday - but now that I am in the Bay area, AND on your Fan list, I will see you soon one way or the other...Sharon Knight responded on 03/28/2012 Next question
So I'm listening to one of my fave Pandemonaeon songs "Eater of Sorrow" and it occurs to me as much as I love everything about this song, I know not whom is being referenced as the actual Eater of SorSharon Knight responded on 03/28/2012