Just a quick blurblet about a fun little collaboration with the good folks at Sheepscot Creative, a boutique creative agency here in Portland, OR. Sheepscot’s alter ego is Narrative Mechanics, a project that explores the ways in which we use storytelling to make meaningful connections with the people and communities around us.
Narrative Mechanics invited author Joshua Ferris for an informal Q & A in early 2015. As the bulk of the video was made up of Josh’s answers, there wasn’t much room for scoring, but I contributed a bit of piano and bass at the end of the piece.
I was looking for a suitable percussion instrument and remember that there was an antique typewriter set up in the studio for just that purpose. A cheap shot, I know, but it fit the mood of the piece. And frankly, it’s about the only instrument I can play a convincing rhythm on!
In any event, you can watch the video here; it’s an entertaining (and beautifully filmed) five minutes.