You’re a musician? You play an instrument? You’re good at improvising? Great news for you cats! Here’s a competition to show your talent!
MASTER-JAM FEST (Festival-Contest of jazz improvisation skills)
As they said on their website:
“This project is a professional competition of musicians-improvisers
and a jazz festival at the same time.
Its goal is to determine best jazz performers capable
of spontaneous improvisation and ensure public recognition of their talent.”
Last Saturday, I got the chance to play in a band for Millane Fernandez. The performance took place at the Four Season Hotel. We played some cover songs and some of her originals. Her songs are catchy, and have really strong dancing beat, except for her latest single released here that has slower beat.
It was my first time to work with Millane, a talented, down-to-earth and really sweet person.
She is a solo singer/songwriter who started her singing career in Germany. She had released some of her singles there, and move back to Indonesia in 2007, started as an MTV VJ here, and continue her singing career.
Here is the pic after the gig (taken from Millane’s Instagram). It’s a pleasure to work with her, thanks Millane for the opportunity 😀
Yesterday at the end of our film scoring class, we got an exciting announcement for our final year project.
The assignment is, we have to compose music for a short film, and then perform the music live (small orchestra + sequencer) while the film is being played, and we have to conduct the small orchestra too. We all really excited about this project, but also worried at the same time. We’re worried coz none of us has ever done something like this.
Can’t imagine the long process that we will going through. Find the right movie, discussion with the director, composing the music, programming the sequencer, rehearsal with the small orchestra etc. The thing is, me and my classmates mostly are musicians, we play an instrument. We don’t have the network to the filmmakers yet.
So now we’re looking for short film (duration +/- 10mins), any genre, no music scoring yet, movie with or without dialogues are fine.
Is there any filmmaker here that wants to get the music done for his/her film? Maybe we can create something great together 😀
I never had a proper personal business card. What I have right now is a business card from the music school that I teach in. So, since I set up this blog/website, I decide that now’s the time for me to get my personal business card.
I searched in google for several examples of musicians business cards. There were tons of great examples. I browse here and there, and finally end up in this blog, a tutorial from a graphic designer named Chris Spooner. He described it step by step how to make the business card. (Thanks Chris!) Continue reading
Well it’s not a reunion as if we’re coming back to exist in the music scene..,together… well at least not for now, but maybe in the future, who knows :p This could be the beginning of something for us..
It’s been quite a long time since we (zinnia members and former members) all gather and have dinner together. It’s great to know that everybody is doing well, and some of us still do some music in our own way 😀
Here’s a pic of us, too bad Steven and Peggy can’t join us.. (left-right: me, aries, gio, shinta, icha, sarma)
Starting September 2012, I play regularly at Rolling Stone Cafe, Jakarta. Every Monday, from 8-11pm, great venue, fun gig, with Beben and friends (Beben guitar @bebenjazz, Yudi vocal @yudibrown, Ricky bass @ricky_frmnsyah, Nair drums @nairdrum).
Please come… Everyone can join us, just bring your instruments (except if you want to use ours) and have fun jamming on the stage 🙂
Here’s how the stage look like (I forgot to ask someone to take picture during the performance :p)
Today our film scoring class went to meet Mira Lesmana-film producer of Miles Films. We discussed a lot of things, from the role of the producer, what makes great music for the movies, the process of producing a film and the process of making the music for the movie etc.
Fun! And here’s a picture of us (thanks to mr.Indra Perkasa for taking the pict)
Yesterday, we tried to sing my a cappela arrangement of “A Fifth Of Beethoven – Jive Talkin” during a choir (JICC) rehearsal. It was really fun. I helped a little bit, not singing, but beatboxing (mid to end) hahahaha… I’m not a beatboxer, so excuse me for not being perfect.
A Fifth Of Beethoven – Jive Talkin
I think it will be really great once we’ve mastered it. Can’t wait to hear the final version of it 😀