Category Archives: Inspiration

New Year Goals

Following the advice of Kim Lajoie about resolutions vs. goals I’ll set out what I hope to achieve this year. I’ll not go into massive detail in this post (that’s for my own private notes and is probably a bit boring) but I’ll give the broad outlines.

Now, I’m not normally one to make New Year’s resolutions because I’ve always wondered what was the point of making them only at one time in the year? However, this year I’ve got a lot going on and now is as good a time as any to set goals and organise myself. They’re in a few different sections – PhD, Music, VST plugins and Misc.

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Full disclosure (musical influences)

Before I start posting any music of my own I thought I’d write a bit about my main musical influences. Not so much because I expect anyone to care but because it’ll force me to think about where exactly I’m drawing some of my ideas from and perhaps reminding me not to sound too much like any particular artist.

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What am I doing here?

So, first post and I feel like I should explain myself!

Who am I?

I’m a PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast. I’m in the School of Creative arts and am based in the Sonic Arts Research Centre. I’m on the more technical side of the department so I don’t get much of a musical outlet during my work. During my undergraduate course (MSci in Applied Maths and Physics) I would spend my spare time writing and recording music but that’s slipped a bit as I’ve become a bit busier.

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