To Micheal Manring

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by Clef_de_fa, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    I bought Soliloquy a few days ago and I'm really impress by the music. I have the feeling you really do express yourself like an artist should. Or maybe the music you compose really did resonate with me.

    I wanted to know when you compose what inspire you ? Is there something you start with or is it more like a jam and the you go "I could expend on this" ???
  2. Michael Manring

    Michael Manring TalkBass Pro Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Thank you so much, Clef_de_fa!

    I'm inspired by many things and any time I come across an idea that intrigues me, I try to see if I can use it somehow. Various kinds of music are a big inspiration, of course, but so are the many other forms of art: poetry, painting, dance, film, architecture, etc. Interesting ideas also come from history, philosophy, culture, food, psychology and so on. One of the biggest inspirations is interesting people!

    However, I don't have a particular method I use to compose. Sometimes I work things out very carefully; sometimes it just sort of falls out of the sky. I try to follow the ideas where they seem to lead in hopes of coming up with something that has a kind of resonance for me.

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