The final piece for Trek is finally underway! This is reaching the seashore from land, and starting to dream of what lies at the other end of a journey a thousand times longer...
Sea And Beyond, Part 1 by pethu
This time around, I did something I've come to do more and more often when composing: Not thinking much about melody or rhythms, but instead thinking of moods and sounds. Here the basis is a drum group of mainly taikos, but also djembes and tabla, along with some wishy-washy "sea chords". Whether this will build up into more of a majestic orchestral rock piece towards the end or continue more or less in the current vein, I have no idea as of yet.
Anyway, it's the kind of a start I feel confident I can build on.
Leaving you for now with with a truly compelling argument for software synthesizers:
(By the way — I won't leave here without my entire collection of Simon Pegg sketches!)