Just thought I’d share a great quote by one of the winners from the APRA Screen Music Awards last night.
In his thank you’s he thanked the producer and complimented him by saying-
“A great producer knows when the film doesn’t need anything there (even music) to capture the essence of the moment”
Very true – Sometimes it is what you allow space for, simplify for, lower everything around – that will make a section breathe into its proper space
Adding to that I thought I would offer three other general quotes/statements I like & work by in the studio/when producing…..
- First a paraphrase from Pat Patterson from Berklee College-
EVERY element of a song’s arrangement, production &/or performance should support the message within the song and its lyric (not whether its simple of complex – what is the message/emotion in the song/section/piece that you are conveying)
- Second, one that applies to many areas of life but very much in music production –
“Just cause you can add or do more……. doesn’t mean you should”
- And finally, with the plethora of choice that modern technology brings (as opposed to the old days of 2, 4 or 6 track tapes)
“At some point you have to make a decision and say ‘that’s it’, ‘that’s the best take we can get’ … ‘it is finished’ …………or it may never be” (and hopefully that call is very early on)
Anyway – just some thoughts for the day …………….your thoughts??
Cheers till next time.