I was just talking with a friend about how she’s been trying to get into music and she mentioned a lot of the polyrhythmic musicians, so I thought, well, there’s probably not much point in me doing that.
But then I came across a little site called Polyphonous and I think I was like, “Wow, I think that might be my next big thing.”
And I thought that was cool and I’ve been working on it and it’s really interesting.
So now I’m thinking about how do I do this in a way that people will be interested in?
And the first thing I wanted to do was figure out a way to have a little bit of a story and then I thought “How do I tell it and then why should people care about it?”
So that’s what I did.
So I have a blog where I go through my thoughts about how I did the polyphony, and I write a couple of short pieces and then they’re on the site and then the whole thing gets published in The Guardian and on Pitchfork and stuff.
So that sort of opens up some doors for me, to kind of say that I do it.
And then the next step is how do you do this?
And then you sort of figure out what’s your goal and how can you do it the right way.
So for instance, one of my goals for this was to have something that would have some sort of a narrative and that could be kind of fun for people to play around with and then also kind of be fun for me to write about.
And so that’s one thing I did was to write the story of this whole thing in a little blog that people can read, like an interview with me or some kind of story or something like that.
And there’s a lot that I’ve gotten from people, like from people who’ve had to do it and from people that have done it and all kinds of things that you might not even realize but you’re hearing in the news.
So it’s just fun.
It’s fun to talk about.
You know, it’s fun because I like talking about myself.
And that’s a really important part of the thing.
So if you’re a musician, you know, you’ve got to have some of those.
So yeah, Polyphonics is one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.
I hope it does something good for you and if it doesn’t, that’s okay.
But if it does help people, that would be awesome.
And I’ll be writing more about it and more about why it works, what makes it work, what’s cool about it.
So hopefully you can find something that’s interesting.
And if you want to get in touch, I’m at www.polyphonously.com.
I think you should subscribe to the Polyphono podcast.