I composed this piece as part of a music production course for my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with Berklee College of Music. While taking classes I was on tour as music director with the Cirque du Soleil show Varekai and was fortunate enough to have our violin player from the show, David Piché, record the violin tracks while in Vilnius, Lithuania.
David improvised extraordinary violin melodies over my tracks so the piece became a songwriter collaboration as well.
What was particularly challenging for me is that this assignment forced us to produce our tracks with Propellerhead Software in Reason. I am very fast with ProTools and Ableton Live, but being new to Reason made the process much slower for me.
Skagit Impressions Six of the “Conrad Askland and Gary Brown Project” where we combine photography of Gary Brown with music by Conrad Askland. All photographs are of Skagit County, WA USA. We love Skagit County for it’s beautiful farmlands and changing landscapes. Song for this video is “Skagit Violin Dance” by Conrad Askland (ASCAP) and David Piché (BMI). p Askland Publishing (ASCAP).