Keeping Your Wits At Every Turn
If you’ve ever driven a high performance sport car, you know the adrenaline rush experience is like nothing else. The need to be totally in tune with your surroundings, becoming one with the automobile’s response and handling, anticipating what’s around the next curve and being aware of other vehicles heightens all your senses.
What does that have to do with writing music? Quite a bit when you think about it. Consider this: both driving a fast car and creating a piece of music require attention to every detail, anticipating where the music should go, making sure every move is executed with precision and of course, operating a complex, powerful machine. Whether this “machine” is a live orchestra on a scoring stage, or is more the norm these days, a sophisticated computer system generating MIDI music, the “conducting” is as crucial as keeping a tight reign on a steering wheel. If one mistake is made, whether it’s an unexpected pothole in the road that veers your vehicle into a dangerous situation or missing the exact tempo of a crucial chase scene in a motion picture, both situations can result in a catastrophic conclusion.
At CSS Music we’re always striving to make every composition the equivalent of taking an Alfa Romeo 4C Spider down the Pacific Coast Highway at an optimal high speed—and of course we’ll want the top down, the sun shining and a balmy 70° temperature. J In other words, our goal is to give you guys/gals music that has been created with the composer’s greatest concentration, their attention to every measure of music and their ability to become one with the composition.
The next time you audition a track from the CSS Music library, contemplate the effort and close attention paid to the music. Or better yet, listen to a track like “Chase and Race” (Target Trax 67) and picture yourself in a high-speed race through the winding hills of the North Cascades Scenic Loop in Washington State. You’ll hopefully appreciate our analogy more completely.