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Mark's so-called music 'blog'.

Tomorrow I will be 28. Actually, by the time you read this I will have been 28 for some time, or possibly even older. Nevertheless, at the time of writing I will be 28 tomorrow, and in my 28 years I have written several drawer-fulls of music. In the next 28 years I expect to write several drawer-fulls more, and I was thinking that rather than leaving it to gather dust I would use the internet as an outlet for my musical work. Hopefully, having this page will also encourage me to write more new material as well, but we shall see about that...

Some of the tunes will be very old. Some will be brand-spanking new never-been-heard-before. Some will be full finished mixes, others just drafts or ideas. Some will be solo work, some will be collaborative. Some might even be by other people. To help you put things in context I will also write a short paragraph about each piece as it is released.

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My Other On-Line Music

19/09/2004 - The Long Walk To The Short Drop [Download]
Image for 'The Long Walk To The Short Drop'This week a campaign was launched by music activists Downhill Battle in response to a recent court ruling regarding the use of sampling. I won't go into the details here - you can find all you need to know at their campaign site, 3 Notes And Runnin'. However, the relevant part is that in order to make their protest felt they are asking musicians to write a 30-second piece of music, created entirely from a single 1.5 second sample. You're allowed to mangle and warp it as much as you like, but you're not allowed to use any other sound sources whatsoever. Never one to turn down a challenge I set to and here's what I came up with (and for reference here's the original sample).

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