Kenley Kristofferson

Composer.

10,000

24 days ago, I uploaded the “Cosmos” choral suite to Soundcloud, hoping that people would listen to it and feel a resonance between the music and themselves.

The response has been more than I ever could have imagined.

Today, the suite hit 10,000 views 🙂

Thank you.

Thank you for giving it a shot.

Thank you for writing about it, if you did.

Thank you for re-posting/retweeting it, if you did.

Thank you for telling a friend, if you did.

Clearly, many people did – that’s how this happens 🙂

A special thanks to Phil Plait and Joe Hanson, who posted on their wildly popular blogs and twitter accounts to share the music.

After the weekend, I’m going to post some of my favourite comments and get started on the “Conception to Completion” entry for “Cosmos.”

Even though we’ve hit 10,000, please keep listening, sharing, and even getting into contact with me.  Here is the link if you want to listen/share!

http://soundcloud.com/kenley-kristofferson/cosmos

I really appreciate every listen that’s gone toward my work.

My best and have a great long weekend!
Kenley

VGM Wednesday (Friday) – “Com64” from “Sword & Sworcery”

“Com64” from Superbrothers: word & Sworcery EP, by Jim Guthrie and released in 2011.

This past week, I was recording the Episode 6 of the IRL Podcast with Francesca and Kyle.  This particular episode was about the Humble Indie Bundle V, which I talked about last week.  They also wanted to talk about the music, so they asked me to come on (from previous Into the Score experience, and I think that we’re always looking for reasons to podcast together because we always have a great time).

While we were discussion the music from Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Francesca brought up a piece that she says “she can’t listen to on the bus anymore.”  It’s a bonus track called “Com64” and, when I listened to it, I immediately knew why.

As soon as I started playing it, I started moving my body back and forth, bobbed my head and did some punch-dancing in my chair.

That four-on-the-floor bass (0:08)…

Then the kick (0:12), with the rhythmic noise tracks clicking on the upbeats (0:00)… GAH! What a solid foundation!

Then the synth groove comes in with the main riff with the bass in octaves… (:17)

Then the turnaround (0:36) right before the melody comes back in with octaves (0:41).

GAH! Dancing so hard!

I hope you’re all dancing so hard too! Also, it’s officially summer for teachers, giving rise to many days of crazy dancing.

Have the best time,
Kenley