Today, I had an awesome and very musical day collaborating with a friend of mine and we’ve not only worked together on one but two records this year…his and mine.
And after a good 10 hour session programming synths and exploring sounds I said that I wouldn’t have created these kind of ideas if he wasn’t in the room.
The modern musical adventure normally gives the image of a person working away on their ideas in their bedroom studio on their own.
But often, I get better results through collaboration and conversations with others that critically reflect on the material and make more informed decisions going forward. It’s also more inspiring and fun too.
Music certainly can be enjoyed in solitude, but the value of sharing ideas and bouncing of others should never be underestimated.