WHAT’S IN A SONG?
Most people don’t get to observe their loved ones at work. For my partner Amos and I, our 360 square foot home doubles as his studio for his work as a composer and audio designer. While I’m within his work habitat everyday, his specific process for writing scores is somewhat ambiguous to me. For this project, I followed his daily process for a more intimate understanding of his work flow. Amos made it clear that coffee was an essential part of his process, so I made sure to capture that, as well as the tedious list-making I watch him do every day before he gets started. I wanted to highlight the details surrounding his work space, such as the piles of tangled cords that musicians daily fight against and his good luck charm that sits on his desk. I watched as he went back and forth between real instruments to digital instruments while blending them both together to create the sound he was seeking. I was able to better grasp how much foundation must be laid in order to create the layers necessary for a song.