In my efforts to build working relationships in the industry, I've met some fantastic young composers. But what I'm particularly interested in is collaborations. I want to be involved from the beginning, give opinions, and help make changes. In a fun turn of events, this desire has led me into one such collaborative relationship with an up-and-comer:
We are writing a song together. Possibly a musical theater song cycle.
I'm a writer (blogger, creative writer, playwright), but I have never really tried to write a song. When I was in junior high and high school I certainly thought about it. I attempted to write lyrics. I thought up melodies. But I never knew what I was doing…and believe me, none of it was any good.
Working with this composer has been an incredible learning experience for me so far. I get a peek into his brain. Right now we are developing a character and story. We haven't yet pinpointed exactly which parts of the story will make it into the song.