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Toronto Ravel, Creative Process and ‘Fiery Fall’

Yesterday I attended Toronto Ravel, a fantastic concept that first came out of LA, where composers and film lovers meet to chat, hear new music and study scores! Led by composer John Herberman, we are going through John Williams Star Wars score…bar by bar and just soaking in the orchestration, colours and genius behind the man and the music. I love attending, and being in Toronto makes it that much easier to get there. Some buzz words stand out. Creative process, where pretty much everyone in the room is in the same boat and as John put it, you have no idea what to write on Monday, but by Wednesday you have a film score!! Tension and Release: how Williams applies tension and release and how the rhythmic motor is running through his music, pretty much constantly to propel the music forward. All this made me think about how my creative process works. On Sunday, I only had a sketch and a few ideas. On Monday, I sat down and recorded in the bones of the track and it just expanded from there. An energy, a tempo, a feeling of what would happen, and then just the incredible process of following this energy through and ‘Fiery Fall’ emerged! Still not sure where it all comes from, but my best guess, my heart! Enjoy!

More about Toronto Ravel:


Producer Larry Weinstein talks about Ravel

A Grateful Flying Kickass

Today I stop and pause to say how grateful I am to all the people in my life who are truly angels and helping me along on this journey; what an incredible world and what a journey! It takes my breath away!

To John Massari (phenomenal composer, mixing and mastering master!!) Your keen ears, and just knowing what to do with my music, has given me much hope in the last few weeks. This master and mix for Lizzie Kicks Ass is spectacular and the raw acoustic punk sound is perfect! I look forward to our future collaboration and some incredible new sounds! Thank you.

And to my family, Helen, Allen, Daniel, Zo, Max, Mom and Dad, you are all helping to make my dreams come true!

Oh, and a quote from Willie on masterchef, ‘Your attitude will determine your altitude!!’

Love, love, love you all! I am flying!!