Hello. My name is Matthew Wayne Stillwell, but feel free to call me Matt, if you’d like. It’s Monday, and that means to I get to snatch up The Object’s blog from Winston for a moment.
Just in case you don’t know, I record sounds. Some of those sounds make the score for The Object. Some are for projects with other people I collaborate with. Some are used for personal ideas I have, such as albums. And several are so off-the-wall or impractical that they never really see the light of day.
Each Monday, I’m going to share a recording that could have originated from any of these sources. And, this Monday in particular, I’d like to share one called “Version”.
The idea for this piece of music was not originally mine. A fellow musician presented the recording and idea to me. The concept was intriguing: He had created a piece of music with the intention of it being passed around, downloaded, and manipulated freely. The goal was to allow people to take his version, and make their own version from it, essentially creating what would hopefully be an “evolving” recording.
And since I’m now sharing it here, feel free to download it, chop it up, record over it, mangle it, or whatever. Anything goes. Just be sure to pass it along somehow when you’re finished, so other people can work on their “version”. Perhaps one day you’ll hear it somewhere, and it will be almost unrecognizable.
If you decide to make a “Version”, I’d love to hear it!